ERIC Number: ED422708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Information Package on Disability Studies.
Harris, Perri; Lewin, Lori
This document is a resource guide to disabilities studies, an approach to disability which seeks to examine the social, economic, and political forces that for years have served to marginalize and oppress people with disabilities. Following an introduction that explains the field of disability studies, Section 1 is an annotated bibliography of 13 disability studies texts and a list of 14 additional recent publications. Section 2 is an annotated bibliography of 12 feminist disability studies and Section 3 describes 11 autobiographies and personal narratives. The following section describes eight movies and documentaries related to disability studies. A list of 24 more mainstream films is also included in this section. Section 5 offers fairly detailed descriptions of classes, programs, or concentrations in disabilities studies held at eight institutions. Data include contact information, program emphasis, and program requirements. The next three sections describe seven journals and magazines, nine organizations, and six Internet resources concerned with disability studies. Attached are the following article reprints: "Disability Studies and Mental Retardation" by Steve Taylor; "Disability Studies: Introduction" (Lennard J. Davis and Simi Linton); "Disability Studies: Expanding the Parameters of Diversity" (Simi Linton and others); "(Dis)Abling Images" (Terry Collins and others); "Integrating Disability Studies into the Existing Curriculum: The Example of 'Women and Literature' at Howard University" (Rosemarie Garland Thomson); "Silence Is Not without Voice: Including Deaf Culture within Multicultural Curricula" (H. Dirksen, L. Bauman and Jennifer Drake); "A Review of Deaf Studies Curricula" (H. Dirksen and L. Bauman); and "A Review of Harlan Lane's The Mask of Benevolence': Disabling the Deaf Community" (Lennard J. Davis). (Contains approximately 350 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors, Feminism, Films, Individual Differences, Organizations (Groups), Periodicals, Personal Narratives, Political Influences, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Scholarly Journals, Social Control, Social Influences, Social Status, Textbooks
Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University, 805 Crouse Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244-2280.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.