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Civil disabilities : citizenship, membership, and belonging / edited by Nancy J. Hirschmann and Beth Linker.

Contributor(s): Linker, Beth [editor.] | Hirschmann, Nancy J [editor.] | Project Muse.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism: ; UPCC book collections on Project MUSE: Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (vi, 307 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780812290530; 0812290534.Subject(s): People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- United States | People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | People with disabilities -- United States -- Social conditions | Discrimination against people with disabilities | Social integration -- United States | Citizenship -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Civil disabilities.DDC classification: 305.9/080973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Disability, citizenship, and belonging: A critical introduction / Nancy J. Hirschmann and Beth Linker -- Homer's odyssey: multiple disability and The best years of our lives / Susan M. Schweik -- Defect: a selective re-interpretation of American immigration history / Douglas C. Baynton -- The disremembered past / Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner -- Integrating disability, transforming disease history: tuberculosis and its past / Beth Linker and Emily K. Abel -- Screening disabilities: visual fields, public culture, and the atypical mind in the twenty-first century / Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp -- Social confluence and citizenship: a view from the intersection of music and disability / Alex Lubet -- Our ancestors the sighted: making blind people French and French people blind, 1750-1991 / Catherine Kudlick -- Citizenship and the family: parents of children with disabilities, the pursuit of rights, and paternalism / Allsion C. Carey -- Cognitive disability, capability equality, and citizenship / Lorella Terzi -- Invisible disability: seeing, being, power / Nancy J. Hirschmann -- Disability trouble / Tobin Siebers.
Summary: Urges a reconceptualization of disability and citizenship to secure a rightful place for disabled persons in society. Essays from leading scholars in a diversity of fields offer critical perspectives on current citizenship studies, which still largely assume an ableist world. Placing historians in conversation with anthropologists, sociologists with literary critics, and musicologists with political scientists, this interdisciplinary volume presents a compelling case for reimagining citizenship that is more consistent, inclusive, and just, in both theory and practice. By placing disability front and center in academic and civic discourse, Civil Disabilities tests the very notion of citizenship and transforms our understanding of disability and belonging.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-290) and index.

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Urges a reconceptualization of disability and citizenship to secure a rightful place for disabled persons in society. Essays from leading scholars in a diversity of fields offer critical perspectives on current citizenship studies, which still largely assume an ableist world. Placing historians in conversation with anthropologists, sociologists with literary critics, and musicologists with political scientists, this interdisciplinary volume presents a compelling case for reimagining citizenship that is more consistent, inclusive, and just, in both theory and practice. By placing disability front and center in academic and civic discourse, Civil Disabilities tests the very notion of citizenship and transforms our understanding of disability and belonging.

Disability, citizenship, and belonging: A critical introduction / Nancy J. Hirschmann and Beth Linker -- Homer's odyssey: multiple disability and The best years of our lives / Susan M. Schweik -- Defect: a selective re-interpretation of American immigration history / Douglas C. Baynton -- The disremembered past / Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner -- Integrating disability, transforming disease history: tuberculosis and its past / Beth Linker and Emily K. Abel -- Screening disabilities: visual fields, public culture, and the atypical mind in the twenty-first century / Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp -- Social confluence and citizenship: a view from the intersection of music and disability / Alex Lubet -- Our ancestors the sighted: making blind people French and French people blind, 1750-1991 / Catherine Kudlick -- Citizenship and the family: parents of children with disabilities, the pursuit of rights, and paternalism / Allsion C. Carey -- Cognitive disability, capability equality, and citizenship / Lorella Terzi -- Invisible disability: seeing, being, power / Nancy J. Hirschmann -- Disability trouble / Tobin Siebers.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Editors Hirschmann and Linker provide a truly interdisciplinary exploration of the connections between disability and citizenship. Moving from accounts of exclusion to strategies for political mobilization, the essays introduce readers to a diverse array of topics, including immigration, disease, media, parental authority, and theories of justice. Contributor Tobin Siebers rounds out the volume, offering an excellent primer on debates surrounding identity politics. (This essay might have been best presented at the beginning of the collection in order to provide context for subsequent chapters.) The collection would make a great follow-up to Rosemary Garland-Thomson's Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (CH, Jul'97, 34-6147), as her "normate" is repeatedly referenced within the text. For students, faculty, and activists across the disciplines. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, California State University San Bernardino

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Nancy J. Hirschmann is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Gender, Class, and Freedom in Modern Political Theory and The Subject of Liberty: Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom. Beth Linker is Associate Professor in the Department of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America.

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