Women With Disabilities: Essays In Psychology, Culture, And Politics

Women With Disabilities: Essays In Psychology, Culture, And Politics

by Michelle Fine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877226695

ISBN-13: 9780877226697

Pub. Date: 10/10/1989

Publisher: Temple University Press

Women with disabilities are women first, sharing the dreams and disappointments common to women in a male-dominated society. But because society persists in viewing disability as an emblem of passivity and incompetence, disabled women occupy a devalued status in the social hierarchy. This book represents the intersection of the feminist and disability rights

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Women with disabilities are women first, sharing the dreams and disappointments common to women in a male-dominated society. But because society persists in viewing disability as an emblem of passivity and incompetence, disabled women occupy a devalued status in the social hierarchy. This book represents the intersection of the feminist and disability rights perspectives; it analyzes the forces that push disabled women towards the margins of social life, and it considers the resources that enable these women to resist the stereotype.

Drawing on law, social science, folklore, literature, psychoanalytic theory, and political activism, this book describes the experience of women with disabilities. The essays consider the impact of social class, race, the age at which disability occurs, and sexual orientation on the disabled woman's self esteem as well as on her life options. The contributors focus their inquiry on the self perceptions of disabled women and ask: From what sources do these women draw positive self images? How do they resist the culture's power to label them as deviant? The essays describe the ways in which disabled women face discrimination in the workplace and the failure of the mainstream women's movement to address their concerns.

In the series Health, Society, and Policy, edited by Sheryl Ruzek and Irving Kenneth Zola.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877226697
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
10/10/1989
Series:
Health Society And Policy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

1. On Embodiment: A Case Study of Congenital Limb Deficiency in American Culture – Gelya Frank
2. Sex Roles and Culture: Social and Personal Reactions to Breast Cancer – Beth E. Meyerowitz. Shelley Chaiken, and Laura K. Clark
3. In Search of a Heroine: Images of Women with Disabilities in Fiction and Drama – Deborah Kent
4. The Construction of Gender and Disability in Early Attachment – Adrienne Harris and Dana Wideman
5. Daughters with Disabilities: Defective Women or Minority Women? – Harilyn Rousso
6. Friendship and Fairness: How Disability Affects Friendship Between Women – Berenice Fisher and Roberta Galler
7. Disability and Ethnicity in Conflict: A Study in Transformation – Marilynn J. Phillips
8. Never-Married Old Women and Disability: A Majority Experience – Barbara Levy Simon
9. Women, Work, and Disability: Opportunities and Challenges – Nancy Felipe Russo and Mary A. Jansen
10. Disabled Women and Public Policies for Income Support – Nancy R. Mudrick
11. Autonomy as a Different Voice: Women, Disabilities, and Decision Making – Joanna K. Weinberg
12. Shared Dreams: A Left Perspective on Disability Rights and Reproductive Rights – Adrienne Asch and Michelle Fine
13. Smashing Icons: Disabled Women and the Disability and Women’s Movements – Marian Blackwell-Stratton, Mary Lou Breslin, and Arlene Byrnne Mayerson
Epilogue: Research and Politics to Come – Adrienne Asch and Michelle Fine

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