Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability / Edition 1

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability / Edition 1

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by Paul Longmore

ISBN-10: 1592130240

ISBN-13: 9781592130245

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Temple University Press

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Temple University Press
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American Subjects Series
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Analyses and Reconstructions
1Disability Watch19
2The Life of Randolph Bourne and the Need for a History of Disabled People32
3Uncovering the Hidden History of Disabled People41
4The League of the Physically Handicapped and the Great Depression: A Case Study in the New Disability History53
5The Disability Rights Moment: Activism in the 1970s and Beyond102
2Images and Reflections
6Film Reviews119
7Screening Stereotypes: Images of Disabled People in Television and Motion Pictures131
3Ethics and Advocacy
8Elizabeth Bouvia, Assisted Suicide, and Social Prejudice149
9The Resistance: The Disability Rights Movement and Assisted Suicide175
10Medical Decision Making and People with Disabilities: A Clash of Cultures204
4Protests and Forecasts
11The Second Phase: From Disability Rights to Disability Culture215
12Princeton and Peter Singer225
13Why I Burned My Book230

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Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brilliant book by a fabulous writer, historian, activist and educator. Prof Longmore for years has been teaching, writing and championing disability history -- in fact he is just this week receving an award from the American Association of People with Disabilities for his ongoing scholarship and his role as 'an intellectual force and passionate spokesperson for all disabled people's right to dignified supports for independent living and self-determination.' With solid logic and accessible language (pun intended), he demonstrates how social prejudices and institutional discrimination shape the lives of disabled americans as much--if not more--than any physical frailties or limitations. This work is simply too good to pass up! An excellent introduction to disability history and disability rights.