This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability
Chapter 8: Representation and Its Discontents: The Uneasy Home of Disability in Literature and Film
Representation and Its Discontents: The Uneasy Home of Disability in Literature and Film
Introduction: The Uneasy Home of Representation
Because a brief exchange can often capture the core of a conflict, let us begin this chapter with an anecdote. Following a Society for Disability ...