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Encounters in Disability Studies
Edited by Tanya Titchkosky, Elaine Cagulada, Madeleine DeWelles, With Efrat Gold
Print ISBN: 9781773383163
DisAppearing offers a relational orientation to disability studies. From encounters with disability and disabled people in educational settings from elementary school to university, in novels and other texts, in hospitals and policing, in dance, on the street, and in community centres, as well as in considerations of injury and healing, and life and death, the chapters in this collection explore a variety of cultural scenes of disability. By doing so, this collection reveals what disability can mean through scenes of its dis/ appearance and demonstrates how to remake these meanings in more life-affirming ways.
Encouraging critical engagement with how disability is noticed and lived, the many chapters, as well as poetry, narrative, and a podcast transcript, reveal the meaning of disability appearing and disappearing in everyday life and beyond. Bringing together the work of scholars, artists, and activists, many of whom identify as disabled, DisAppearing encourages students to approach disability differently and to reimagine its appearance in the world.
Engaging, political, artistic, and philosophical, this text, with an emphasis on the Canadian context, is an invaluable resource for disability studies students and instructors.
Table of Contents
Alternative Thematic Table of Contents
Foreword, by Rod Michalko
Introduction, by Tanya Titchkosky, Elaine Cagulada, and Madeleine DeWelles
Part I: DisAppearing DisAbility: Demonstrations in Theory and Practice
Chapter 1: DisAppearing Promises: The University’s Unfortunate Framing of Disability, by Tanya Titchkosky
Chapter 2: Nativity, by Hanna Herdegen
Chapter 3: Navigating Borderlands: Deaf and Hearing Experiences in Post-Secondary Education, by Sammy Jo Johnson & Sarah Beck
Chapter 4: Let Me Hear You Say Black Lives Matter, by Thomas Reid
Part II: DisAppearing DisEmbodiment
Chapter 5: Between Peace and Disturbance: Anorexia, Control, and Embodiment, by Madeleine DeWelles
Chapter 6: Disabling Curricular Encounters: The Barriers in Barrier-Free Access, by Maria Karmiris
Chapter 7: Ghosts, Mice, and Robots: DisAppearing the Autistic Person, by Helen Rottier, Ben Pfingston, & Josh Guberman
Chapter 8: Performing Dyslexia in Contemporary Japan, by Satsuki Kawano
Chapter 9: Tuning Goes Frig, by Sid Ghosh
Part III: DisAppearing Drama
Chapter 10: Blind Perception: DisAppearing Blindness … With a Twist, by Devon Healey
Chapter 11: Embracing the Gesture: A Dance of the Ordinary and Its Extra, by Jose Miguel Esteban
Chapter 12: Shapeshifting: Navigating the Social Construction of Multiple Disability Identities, by Steve Singer
Chapter 13: Charles Darwin and Me/Chronic Illness Dictionary, by Diane Driedger
Part IV: DisAppearing Departures, Diagnoses, and Death
Chapter 14: The Impositions of Forgotten Wor(l)ds: Rehabilitation and Memory Loss, by Lindsay Gravelle
Chapter 15: The DisAppearances of Deafness in Early Childhood Diagnostic and Intervention Practices, by Tracey Edelist
Chapter 16: Diagnosing Despair: Constructing Experience through Psychiatric Hegemony, by Efrat Gold & Sharry Taylor
Chapter 17: An Autist Amongst Exceptionalities, by Joey Tavares
Chapter 18: DisAppearing Disability: Disability MAiD Invisible, by Nancy Hansen
Chapter 19: The Pill Box Shuffle, by Leanne Toshiko Simpson
Part V: DisAppearing Dreams
Chapter 20: The Infinity of the Encounter: Deafness, Disability, Race, and the Sound of Story, by Elaine Cagulada
Chapter 21: “Where Are the Goddamn Pens?”: And Other DisAppearances in Writing Intellectual Disability, by Chelsea Temple Jones
Chapter 22: Are You My Homi? Close (Autistic) Encounters of the Third Kind, by Maya Chacaby
Chapter 23: Magic Wand, by Lynn Manning