Collection: Disability Studies 2022

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SOCIAL JUSTICE   //    RACE    //    GENDER AND GLBT STUDIES    //    EDUCATION 

SOCIOLOGY   //    CRIMINAL JUSTICE    //    THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY    //    LAW 

MEMOIR   //    ILLNESS    //    DEAF STUDIES    //    PSYCHOLOGY    //    PSYCHIATRY

ART   //    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY    //    DESIGN    //    DIGITAL HUMANITIES

The Architecture of Disability: Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access The Architecture of Disability Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access David Gissen 2022 Fall
A radical critique of architecture that places disability at the heart of the built environment
Sensory Futures: Deafness and Cochlear Implant Infrastructures in India Sensory Futures Deafness and Cochlear Implant Infrastructures in India Michele Ilana Friedner 2022 Spring
Revealing inequalities and sensory hierarchies embedded in the latest medical technologies and global biotechnical markets
Technopharmacology Technopharmacology Joshua Neves, Aleena Chia, Susanna Paasonen and Ravi Sundaram 2022 Spring
Exploring networked technologies and bioeconomy and their links to biotechnologies, pharmacology, and pharmaceuticals
Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Viral Cultures Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Marika Cifor 2022 Spring
Delves deep into the archives that keep the history and work of AIDS activism alive
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies Noopiming The Cure for White Ladies Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2022 Spring
The new novel from the author of As We Have Always Done, a poetic world-building journey into the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions amid colonialism
Mediating Alzheimer’s: Cognition and Personhood Mediating Alzheimer’s Cognition and Personhood Scott Selberg 2022 Spring
An exploration of the representational culture of Alzheimer’s disease and how media technologies shape our ideas of cognition and aging
The Life Worth Living: Disability, Pain, and Morality The Life Worth Living Disability, Pain, and Morality Joel Michael Reynolds 2022 Spring
A philosophical challenge to the ableist conflation of disability and pain
Food Allergy Advocacy: Parenting and the Politics of Care Food Allergy Advocacy Parenting and the Politics of Care Danya Glabau 2022 Spring
A detailed exploration of parents’ fight for a safe environment for their kids, interrogating how race, class, and gender shape health advocacy
Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Eco Soma Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Petra Kuppers 2022 Spring
Modeling a disability culture perspective on performance practice toward socially just futures
Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Maurice Hamington and Michael Flower, Editors 2021 Fall
How care can resist the stifling force of the neoliberal paradigm
The World Is Gone: Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic The World Is Gone Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic Gregg Lambert 2022 Spring
Exploring the existential implications of the Covid-19 crisis through meditations
Practicing Cooperation: Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Practicing Cooperation Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Andrew Zitcer 2021 Fall
A powerful new understanding of cooperation as an antidote to alienation and inequality
How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation How We Became Sensorimotor Movement, Measurement, Sensation Mark Paterson 2021 Fall
An engrossing history of the century that transformed our knowledge of the body’s inner senses
Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk Calamity Theory Three Critiques of Existential Risk Joshua Schuster and Derek Woods 2021 Fall
What are the implications of how we talk about apocalypse?
Therapy Tech: The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Therapy Tech The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Emma Bedor Hiland 2021 Fall
A pointed look at the state of tech-based mental healthcare and what we must do to change it
Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Sickening Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Anne Pollock 2021 Fall
An event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americans in the twenty-first century
Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover Assuming the Ecosexual Position The Earth as Lover Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens 2021 Spring
The story of the artistic collaboration between the originators of the ecosex movement, their diverse communities, and the Earth
The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief The Global Shelter Imaginary IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief Daniel Bertrand Monk and Andrew Herscher 2021 Fall
Examines how the humanitarian order advances a message of moral triumph and care while abandoning the dispossessed
Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Intolerable Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Michel Foucault and Prisons Information Group Edited by Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A groundbreaking collection of writings by Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group documenting their efforts to expose France’s inhumane treatment of prisoners
Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry Curiosity and Power The Politics of Inquiry Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A trailblazing exploration of the political stakes of curiosity
Virtue Hoarders: The Case against the Professional Managerial Class Virtue Hoarders The Case against the Professional Managerial Class Catherine Liu 2021 Spring
A denunciation of the credentialed elite class that serves capitalism while insisting on its own progressive heroism
Contingent Figure: Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment Contingent Figure Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment Michael D. Snediker 2021 Spring
A masterful synthesis of literary readings and poetic reflections, making profound contributions to our understanding of chronic pain
Prosthesis Prosthesis David Wills 2021 Spring
An examination of the presumed opposition between the natural human body and artificial inanimate objects
Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Breathing Race into the Machine The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Lundy Braun 2021 Spring
How race became embedded in a medical instrument
Black Queer Flesh: Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Black Queer Flesh Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Alvin J. Henry 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking examination of how twentieth-century African American writers use queer characters to challenge and ultimately reject subjectivity
Unraveling: Remaking Personhood in a Neurodiverse Age Unraveling Remaking Personhood in a Neurodiverse Age Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2020 Fall
Developing a cybernetic model of subjectivity and personhood that honors disability experiences to reconceptualize the category of the human
Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son Fix What You Can Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son Mindy Greiling 2020 Fall
One mother’s fight to support her son and change a broken system
Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy Cruelty as Citizenship How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy 2020 Fall
Why are immigrants from Mexico and Latin America such an affectively charged population for political conservatives?
Trans Care Trans Care Hil Malatino 2020 Fall
A radical and necessary rethinking of trans care
The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York The Invention of Public Space Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York Mariana Mogilevich 2020 Spring
The interplay of psychology, design, and politics in experiments with urban open space
Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Decarcerating Disability Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Liat Ben-Moshe 2020 Spring
This vital addition to carceral, prison, and disability studies draws important new links between deinstitutionalization and decarceration
The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s The Responsive Environment Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s Larry D. Busbea 2019 Fall
How new conceptions of human–environment interaction became central to design theories and practices in the 1970s
Furious Feminisms: Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Furious Feminisms Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Alexis L. Boylan, Anna Mae Duane, Michael Gill and Barbara Gurr 2020 Spring
A provocative peek into this complicated film as a space for subversion, activism, and imaginative power
Medical Necessity: Health Care Access and the Politics of Decision Making Medical Necessity Health Care Access and the Politics of Decision Making Daniel Skinner 2019 Fall
How the politics of “medical necessity” complicates American health care
Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making Deadly Biocultures The Ethics of Life-Making Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh R. Krupar 2019 Fall
A trenchant analysis of the dark side of regulatory life-making today
Wageless Life: A Manifesto for a Future beyond Capitalism Wageless Life A Manifesto for a Future beyond Capitalism Ian G. R. Shaw and Marv Waterstone 2020 Spring
Drawing up alternate ways to “make a living” beyond capitalism
The Price of Nice: How Good Intentions Maintain Educational Inequity The Price of Nice How Good Intentions Maintain Educational Inequity Angelina E. Castagno, Editor 2019 Fall
How being “nice” in school and university settings works to reinforce racialized, gendered, and (dis)ability-related inequities in education and society
Homesickness: Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment Homesickness Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment Ryan Hediger 2019 Fall
Introducing a posthumanist concept of nostalgia to analyze steadily widening themes of animality, home, travel, slavery, shopping, and war in U.S. literature after 1945
What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color What God Is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang, Editors 2019 Fall
Native women and women of color poignantly share their pain, revelations, and hope after experiencing the traumas of miscarriage and infant loss
Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World Beyond Education Radical Studying for Another World Eli Meyerhoff 2019 Fall
A bold call to deromanticize education and reframe universities as terrains of struggle between alternative modes of studying and world-making
Break Up the Anthropocene Break Up the Anthropocene Steve Mentz 2019 Fall
Takes the singular eco-catastrophic “Age of Man” and redefines this epoch
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2019 Spring
The latest installment of a digital humanities bellwether
Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America Silent Cells The Secret Drugging of Captive America Anthony Ryan Hatch 2019 Spring
A critical investigation into the use of psychotropic drugs to pacify and control inmates and other captives in the vast U.S. prison, military, and welfare systems
Edges of the State Edges of the State John Protevi 2019 Fall
Using philosophical and scientific work to engage the perennial question of human nature
Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Prison Land Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Brett Story 2019 Spring
From broken-window policing in Detroit to prison-building in Appalachia, exploring the expansion of the carceral state and its oppressive social relations into everyday life
Unapologetic Beauty Unapologetic Beauty Joanna Frueh 2019 Spring
A startlingly powerful collaboration reimagines female beauty
Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change Breathtaking Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change Alison Kenner 2018 Fall
People around the world are struggling to breathe. How do we care for asthma across environments that are increasingly unbreathable?
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None Kathryn Yusoff 2019 Spring
Rewriting the “origin stories” of the Anthropocene
The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools, Second Edition The Right to Be Out Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools, Second Edition Stuart Biegel 2018 Fall
An updated edition of this measured, practical, and timely guide to LGBT rights and issues for educators and school officials
The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions, 1946-1954 The Crusade for Forgotten Souls Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions, 1946-1954 Susan Bartlett Foote 2018 Spring
The stirring story of the reform movement that laid the groundwork for a modern mental health system in Minnesota
Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2-RF: A Case Book Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2-RF A Case Book Martin Sellbom and Dustin B. Wygant 2018 Spring
An illustrative guide for using the MMPI-2-RF in forensic assessment
The User Unconscious: On Affect, Media, and Measure The User Unconscious On Affect, Media, and Measure Patricia Ticineto Clough 2018 Spring
Wide-ranging essays and experimental prose forcefully demonstrate how digital media and computational technologies have redefined what it is to be human
After Extinction After Extinction Richard Grusin, Editor 2018 Spring
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next
Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing Archaeologies of Touch Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing David Parisi 2018 Spring
A material history of haptics technology that raises new questions about the relationship between touch and media
Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities Making Things and Drawing Boundaries Experiments in the Digital Humanities Jentery Sayers, Editor 2017 Fall
A major new look at why art, digitization, and design are vital to “making” in the humanities
Callous Objects: Designs against the Homeless Callous Objects Designs against the Homeless Robert Rosenberger 2018 Spring
Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings
Life: A Modern Invention Life A Modern Invention Davide Tarizzo 2017 Fall
A paradigm-shifting genealogy of biological life as metaphysical concept rather than a scientific category
Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability Building Access Universal Design and the Politics of Disability Aimi Hamraie 2017 Fall
Rich with archival images, the first critical history of the Universal Design movement
Aspirational Fascism: The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism Aspirational Fascism The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism William E. Connolly 2017 Fall
Coming to terms with a new period of uncertainty when it is still replete with possibilities
Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color Writing Human Rights The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color Crystal Parikh 2017 Fall
Reading works by American writers of color through the lens of human rights
Zombie Theory: A Reader Zombie Theory A Reader Sarah Juliet Lauro, Editor 2017 Fall
An interdisciplinary collection of the best international scholarship on zombies as the embodiment of anxieties, critiques, and desires
A Third University Is Possible A Third University Is Possible la paperson 2017 Spring
Uncovering the decolonizing ghost in the colonizing machine
Metagaming: Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Videogames Metagaming Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Videogames Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux 2017 Spring
A playful and provocative call to stop playing videogames and begin making metagames
Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds Matters of Care Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds María Puig de la Bellacasa 2017 Spring
Challenging the view that caring is only human
Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention Carceral Humanitarianism Logics of Refugee Detention Kelly Oliver 2017 Spring
Considering the uneasy alliance between humanitarian aid, human rights, and military operations
Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism Indirect Action Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism Lisa Diedrich 2016 Fall
The interconnectedness of illness, thought, and activism prior to the arrival of AIDS in the United States
Like Clockwork: Steampunk Pasts, Presents, and Futures Like Clockwork Steampunk Pasts, Presents, and Futures Rachel A. Bowser and Brian Croxall, Editors 2016 Fall
From Dragon*Con to IBM’s big data and neo-Victorianism to disability studies—the fascinating rise of an international subculture
The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture The Assemblage Brain Sense Making in Neuroculture Tony D. Sampson 2017 Spring
A radical new theory of the brain bridging science, philosophy, art, and politics
Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times Against Purity Living Ethically in Compromised Times Alexis Shotwell 2016 Fall
Why contamination and compromise might be a starting point for doing something, instead of a reason to give up
Object-Oriented Feminism Object-Oriented Feminism Katherine Behar, Editor 2016 Fall
A discipline-expanding book that explores the political and ethical potential of being an object
Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible Testing Fate Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible Shelley Z. Reuter 2016 Fall
An unprecedented look at the racialized history of a “Jewish” disease
The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life The Slumbering Masses Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2016 Fall
An eye-opening look at why a “good night’s sleep” might be anything but
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2016 Spring
If the publication of Debates in the Digital Humanities in 2012 marked the “digital humanities moment,” this book—the first in a series of annual volumes—will chart the possibilities and tensions of the field as it grows.
Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children Made to Hear Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children Laura Mauldin 2016 Spring
The social consequences of the medicalization of deafness, as seen in the experiences of parents and professionals working with cochlear implants
Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency Already Doing It Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency Michael Gill 2015 Spring
Exploring and exposing efforts to restrict the sexuality of intellectually disabled people
The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship The Capacity Contract Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship Stacy Clifford Simplican 2015 Spring
An unprecedented look at democratic theory’s disability exclusion and today’s self-advocacy movement
The Intellective Space: Thinking beyond Cognition The Intellective Space Thinking beyond Cognition Laurent Dubreuil 2015 Spring
A daring exploration of the space between language and thought
Mechademia 9: Origins Mechademia 9 Origins Frenchy Lunning, Editor 2014 Fall
Explores and challenges the origins of manga, anime, and Japanese popular culture
Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity Deaf Gain Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity H-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray, Editors 2014 Fall
Understanding deafness not as a disability but as a benefit and vital aspect of humanity’s diversity
Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics Insistence of the Material Literature in the Age of Biopolitics Christopher Breu 2014 Fall
A provocative reconsideration of experimental fiction from the late twentieth century
Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education Sexuality in School The Limits of Education Jen Gilbert 2014 Spring
Explores and expands on the role of sexuality in teaching and learning
Health Rights Are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963–1978 Health Rights Are Civil Rights Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963–1978 Jenna M. Loyd 2014 Spring
How demands for dignified medical care and healthy living conditions brought together social justice advocates
Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference Worlds of Autism Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini, Editors 2013 Fall
Amid controversies about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of autism, a timely collection of new and critical perspectives on how the disorder is understood and represented
The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America The Freak-garde Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America Robin Blyn 2013 Fall
Why and how the freak show inspires some of the most revolutionary experiments in American art in the twentieth century
Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway Body Drift Butler, Hayles, Haraway Arthur Kroker 2012 Fall
Brings three major feminist theorists into critical dialogue for the first time
A Measure of Success: The Influence of Curriculum-Based Measurement on Education A Measure of Success The Influence of Curriculum-Based Measurement on Education Christine A. Espin, Kristen L. McMaster, Susan Rose and Miya Miura Wayman, Editors 2012 Fall
The past, present, and possible future of using progress monitoring to improve educational outcomes
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost 2012 Spring
A bold new metaphysics that explores how all things—from atoms to green chiles, cotton to computers—interact with, perceive, and experience one another
Diane Arbus’s 1960s: Auguries of Experience Diane Arbus’s 1960s Auguries of Experience Frederick Gross 2012 Spring
Looking past the myth of Diane Arbus to the depth of her achievement within the artistic, intellectual, and social currents of the 1960s
Debates in the Digital Humanities Debates in the Digital Humanities Matthew K. Gold, Editor 2012 Spring
Leading figures in the digital humanities explore the field’s rapid revolution
Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben Improper Life Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben Timothy C. Campbell 2011 Fall
How biopolitics can get beyond its obsession with death
Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination Body and Soul The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination Alondra Nelson 2013 Fall
The legacy of the Black Panther Party’s commitment to community health care, a central aspect of its fight for social justice
Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines Human Error Species-Being and Media Machines Dominic Pettman 2011 Spring
Argues that humanity can be seen as a case of mistaken identity
Junkware Junkware Thierry Bardini 2010 Fall
The essential junkiness of our culture and biology
Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture Imagining Illness Public Health and Visual Culture David Serlin, Editor 2010 Fall
Analyzing the visual culture of public health from the nineteenth century to the present
Rebirth of the Clinic: Places and Agents in Contemporary Health Care Rebirth of the Clinic Places and Agents in Contemporary Health Care Cindy Patton, Editor 2010 Fall
Analyzing the medical clinic after neoliberalism
Making Life Work: Freedom and Disability in a Community Group Home Making Life Work Freedom and Disability in a Community Group Home Jack Levinson 2010 Spring
Understanding how group home life is not so different from our own
Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives Unfastened Globality and Asian North American Narratives Eleanor Ty 2010 Spring
Understanding Asian American literature, history, and culture in terms of globalization
Intangible Materialism: The Body, Scientific Knowledge, and the Power of Language Intangible Materialism The Body, Scientific Knowledge, and the Power of Language Ronald Schleifer 2009 Spring
Brings together the humanities and sciences to redefine materialism for a new age
Edited Clean Version: Technology and the Culture of Control Edited Clean Version Technology and the Culture of Control Raiford Guins 2009 Spring
Where is censorship in the age of digital technology?
Embodied: Victorian Literature and the Senses Embodied Victorian Literature and the Senses William A. Cohen 2008 Fall
Making sense of the body in Victorian literature

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