Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity

Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439909805
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 05/17/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Brune is Assistant Professor of History at Gallaudet University. Currently he is working on his monograph, Disability Stigma and the Modern American State.

Daniel J. Wilson is Professor of History at Muhlenberg College. He is author of several books, including Polio: The Biography of a Disease, and Living with Polio: The Epidemic and Its Survivors.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1     Introduction
Jeffrey A. Brune and Daniel J. Wilson
2     Passing in the Shadow of FDR: Polio Survivors, Passing, and the Negotiation of Disability
Daniel J. Wilson
3     The Multiple Layers of Disability Passing in Life, Literature, and Public Discourse
Jeffrey A. Brune
4     The Menstrual Masquerade
David Linton
5     “I Made Up My Mind to Act Both Deaf and Dumb”: Displays of Disability and Slave Resistance in the Antebellum American South
Dea H. Boster
6     Passing as Sane, or How to Get People to Sit Next to You on the Bus
Peta Cox
7 Athlete First: A Note on Passing, Disability, and Sport
Michael A. Rembis
8 The Sociopolitical Contexts of Passing and Intellectual Disability
Allison C. Carey
9 Growing Up to Become Hearing: Dreams of Passing in Oral Deaf Education
Kristen C. Harmon

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