Additional (optional) sources for the Final Essay

General instructions:
You may use any of these articles/chapters/books when writing your essay, or do your own research into disability studies scholarship to find a more appropriate text for your topic, or use all required course readings. Search through the journals in the field which are available online through the UW library (Disability and Society; Disability Studies Quarterly), or do a keyword search for library books, many of which are in Suzzallo or can be requested from UW Bothell. Your paper must make substantial use of at least 3 sources.

Recommended books

Lennard Davis, ed., The Disability Studies Reader, 2nd edn. (2006) HV1568 .D5696. The first edition is also good and available in the libraries.

Gary Albrecht, ed. The Handbook of Disability Studies (2001) HV 1568.2 A42

Leslie Francis and Anita Silvers, eds., Americans with Disabilities: Exploring Implications of the Law for Individuals and Institutions (2000) KF480.A32 A73

Paul Longmore and Lauri Umansky, eds., The New Disability History (2001). HV1553 .N48

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, ed. Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body (1996) GT6730 .F74

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature (1997) PS374.P44 T49

Carol Thomas, Female Forms: Experiencing and Understanding Disability (1999)

Tom Shakespeare, Disability Rights and Wrongs (2006) HV1568.2 .S53

Carol Padden and Tom Humphries, Inside Deaf Culture (2005) HV2545 .P35

Kristen Lindgren, et al., eds., Signs and Voices: Deaf Culture, Identity, Language, and Arts, use only Part I (2008) HV 2545 S54
Allen Buchanan, et al., eds. From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice (2000) QH431 F8765

Erik Parens, ed., Surgically Shaping Children: Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality (2006) WO 600 S961

Lennard Davis, Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism, and Other Difficult Positions (2002) HV1553 .D38

Bonnie Smith and Beth Huchinson, eds., Gendering Disability (2004) HV1569.3.W65 G46

Erik Parens and Adrienne Asch, eds., Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights (2000) WQ 209 P926

David Wasserman, et al., eds., Quality of Life and Human Difference: Genetic Testing, Health Care, and Disability (2005)

Stanley Herr, et al., eds., Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Separate but Equal (2003) K 637 H68

Tobin Siebers, Disability Theory (2008)

Paul Longmore, Why I Burned My Book, and Other Essays on Disability (2003)

Colin Barnes, Geof Mercer, Tom Shakespeare, Exploring Disability: A Sociological Introduction (1999)

John Swain, Sally French, Colin Cameron, Controversial Issues in a Disabling Society (2003)

David Johnstone, An Introduction to Disability Studies (2001)

Articles and chapters (pdfs)

Paul Abberly, "The Concept of Oppression and the Development of a Social Theory of Disability" (1987)

Rachel Adams, "An American Tail: Freaks, Gender, and the Incorporation of History in Geek Love," Freakery (1996)

Bill Albert, "Curing what? Curing when? Curing how? Gene Therapy and Disabled People," Key Issues in Bioethics (2003)

Gary Albrecht, "The Disability Paradox: Quality of Life Against All Odds" (1999)

Ron Amundson, "Bioethics and Disability Rights: Conflicting Values and Perspectives" (2008)

Ron Amundson, "Against Normal Function" (2000)

Ron Amundson, "Biological Normality and the ADA," Americans with Disabilities (2000)

Adrienne Asch, "Critical Race Theory, Feminism, and Disability: Reflections on Social Justice and Personal Identity" (2001)

Adrienne Asch, "Prenatal Testing and Selective Abortion: A Challenge to Practice and Policy" (1999)

Colin Barnes, "Impairment, Disability, and the Body," Disability (2003)

Doug Baynton, "Defectives in the Land: Disability and American Immigration Policy, 1882-1924" (2005)

Chris Bell, "Introducing White Disability Studies," Disability Studies Reader (2006)

Peter Beresford, "Thinking about 'Mental Health': Towards a Social Model" (2002)

Jerome Bickenbach, "Disability and Life-Ending Decisions," Physician Assisted Suicide (1998)

Robert Bogdan and David Gerber (2 articles), "Social Construction of Freaks," Freakery (1996)

Robert Bogdan and Steve Taylor, "The Judged Not the Judges"

Joerg Bottger, "Review of the Origins of Nazi Genocide"

Carol Breckenridge, "The Critical Limits of Embodiment: Disability's Criticism" (2001)

Elizabeth Bredberg, "Writing Disability History: Problems, Perspectives, and Sources" (1999)

Michael Burleigh, "Selling Murder: The Killing Films of the Third Reich," Death and Deliverance (1994)

Licia Carlson,
"Cognitive Ableism and Disability Studies: Feminist Reflections on the History of Mental Retardation" (2001)

Katherine Castles, "Nice, Average Americans: Postwar Parents' Groups and the Defense of the Normal Family," Mental Retardation in America (2004)

Charlotte Cooper, "Can a Fat Woman Call Herself Disabled?" (1997)

Lennard Davis, "Constructing Normalcy," Enforcing Normalcy (1995)

Dena Davis, "Genetic Futures and the Child's Right to an Open Future" (1997)

Patricia de Wolfe, "Private Tragedy in Social Context? Reflections on Disability, Illness and Suffering" (2002)

Darrin Dixon, "Informed Consent or Institutionalized Eugenics? How the Medical Profession Encourages Abortion of Fetuses with Down Syndrome" (2008)

Alice Dreger, "Freeing the Irish Giant" (freak shows)

R.A.R. Edwards, "Sound and Fury, or Much Ado About Nothing? Cochlear Implants in Historical Perspective" (2005)

David Engel, "Narrative, Disability, and Identity" (2007)

Judith Failer, "The Civil Commitment of Joyce Brown"

Sally French, "Whose Tragedy? Towards a Personal Non-Tragedy View of Disability," Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments (2004)

Steven Gelb, "Mental Deficients Fighting Fascism," Mental Retardation in America (2004)

Sara Goering, "You say you're happy but... Contested Quality of Life Judgments in Bioethics and Disability Studies" (2008)

Patricia Heberer, "Targeting the 'Unfit' and Radical Public Health Strategies in Nazi Germany," Deaf People in Hitler's Europe (2002)

April Herndon, "Disparate But Disabled: Fat Embodiment and Disability Studies" (2002)

M. Morgan Holmes, "Mind the Gaps: Intersex and (Re-productive) Spaces in Disability Studies and Bioethics" (2008)

Bill Hughes, "The Social Model of Disability and the Disappearing Body: towards a sociology of impairment" (1997)

Bill Hughes, "Medicine and the Aesthetic Invalidation of Disabled People" (2000)

Karen Jung, "Chronic Illness and Educational Equity: The Politics of Visibility" (2002)

Virginia Kallianes, "Disabled Women and Reproductive Rights" (1997)

Berni Kelly, "‘Chocolate … makes you autism': impairment, disability and childhood identities" (2005)

Deborah Marks, "Dimensions of Oppression: Theorising the embodied subject" (1999)

Robert McRuer, "We Were Never Identified: Feminism, Queer Theory, and a Disabled World" (2006)

Susanna Mintz, "Invisible Disability: Georgina Kleege's Sight Unseen" (2002)

David Mitchell, "The Eugenic Atlantic: Race, Disability, and the Making of an International Eugenic Science, 1800-1945" (2003)

Jenny Morris, "Impairment and Disability: Constructing an Ethics of Care That Promotes Human Rights" (2001)

Robert Murphy, "Encounters: The Body Silent in America," Disability and Culture (1995)

Beth Omansky, "Bringing Disability into the Sociological Frame: a comparison of disability with race, sex, and sexual orientation statuses" (2001)

Annette Patterson, "Genetic Counseling and the Disabled: Feminism Examines the Stance of Those
Who Stand at the Gate" (2002)

Martin Pernick, "Defining the Defective: Eugenics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture," The Body and Physical Difference (1997)

David Pfeiffer, "The Americans with Disabilities Act: costly mandates or civil rights?" (1994)

Roy Porter, "Madness and Psychiatry Talking: A Historical Dialogue"

Catherine Prendergast, "On the Rhetorics of Mental Disability," Embodied Rhetorics (2001)

Phillip Reilly, "Involuntary Sterilization in the US: The Surgical Solution"

Melanie Rock, "Discounted lives? Weighing disability when measuring
health and ruling on 'compassionate' murder" (2000)

David Rothman, "Litigator as Reformer," Mental Retardation in America (2004)

Ellen Samuels, "MY BODY, MY CLOSET: Invisible Disability and the Limits of Coming-Out Discourse" (2003)

Elizabeth Sanford, "My Shoe Size Stayed the Same: Maintaining a Positive Sense of Identity with Achondroplasia and Limb-Lengthening Surgeries" (2006)

Ani Satz, "Case Against Assisted Suicide Reexamined" (2002)

Alexa Schriempf, "(Re)fusing the Amputated Body: An Interactionist Bridge for Feminism and Disability" (2001)

Sue Schweik, "Begging the Question: Disability, Mendicancy, Speech and the Law" (2007)

David Serlin, "Engineering Masculinity: Veterans and Prosthetics after WWII," Artificial Parts, Practical Lives (2002)

David Serlin, "CRIPPLING MASCULINITY: Queerness and Disability in U.S. Military Culture, 1800–1945" (2003)

Tom Shakespeare, "Just Around the Corner: The Quest for Cure" (2006)

Tom Shakespeare, "Choices and Rights: eugenics, genetics and disability equality" (1998)

Tom Shakespeare, "Rights, Risks, and Responsibilities: New Genetics and Disabled People," Debating Biology (2003)

Margrit Shildrick, "Breaking the Boundaries of the Broken Body," Feminist Theory and the Body (1999)

Margrit Shildrick, "Deciding on Death: Conventions and Contestations in the Context of Disability" (2008)

Tobin Siebers, "Disability in Theory: From Social Constructionism to the New Realism of the Body" (2001)

Tobin Siebers, "Disability as Masquerade"

Anita Silvers, "Protecting the Innocents from Physician Assisted Suicide" (1998)

Steven Smith, "Distorted Ideals: The Problem of Dependency and the Mythology of Independent Living" (2001)

Sharon Snyder, "Re-engaging the Body: Disability Studies and the Resistance to Embodiment" (2001)

Susan Squier, "Narrating Genetic Disabilities: Social Constructs, Medical Treatments, and Public Policy" (1999)

Sharon Stone, "The Myth of Bodily Perfection" (1995)

John Swain, "Towards an Affirmation Model of Disability" (2000)

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, "Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory" (2002)

Carol Thomas, "Theorizing Disability and Impairment," Female Forms (1999)

Carol Thomas, "Impairment and Disability"

Carolyn Tyjewski, "Hybrid Matters: The Mixing of Identity, the Law, and Politics (2003) [link to online publication]

Shelley Tremain, "On the Government of Disability" (2001)

Shelley Tremain, "On the Subject of Impairment," Disability/Postmodernism (2002)

Shelley Tremain, "Reproductive Freedom, Self-Regulation, and the Government of Impairment in Utero" (2006)

Mary Tremblay, "Going Back to Civvy Street: a historical account of the impact of the Everest and Jennings wheelchair for Canadian World War II veterans with spinal cord injury" (1996)

Diane Wiener, "Antipsychiatric Activism and Feminism" (2005)

Susan Wendell, "The Unhealthy Disabled: Treating Chronic Illness as Disabilities" (2001)

Susan Whyte, "Disability Between Discourse and Experience," Disability and Culture

James C. Wilson, "(Re)Writing the Genetic Body-Text: Disability, Textuality, and Human Genome Project" (2002)

Sophia Wong, "At Home with Down Syndrome and Gender" (2002)
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