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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592130245
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: American Subjects Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 413,361
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
1 Analyses and Reconstructions
1 Disability Watch 19
2 The Life of Randolph Bourne and the Need for a History of Disabled People 32
3 Uncovering the Hidden History of Disabled People 41
4 The League of the Physically Handicapped and the Great Depression: A Case Study in the New Disability History 53
5 The Disability Rights Moment: Activism in the 1970s and Beyond 102
2 Images and Reflections
6 Film Reviews 119
7 Screening Stereotypes: Images of Disabled People in Television and Motion Pictures 131
3 Ethics and Advocacy
8 Elizabeth Bouvia, Assisted Suicide, and Social Prejudice 149
9 The Resistance: The Disability Rights Movement and Assisted Suicide 175
10 Medical Decision Making and People with Disabilities: A Clash of Cultures 204
4 Protests and Forecasts
11 The Second Phase: From Disability Rights to Disability Culture 215
12 Princeton and Peter Singer 225
13 Why I Burned My Book 230
Index 261
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2005

    Great book, great author, great teacher

    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.

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