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The Resource The difference that disability makes, Rod Michalko

The difference that disability makes, Rod Michalko

Label
The difference that disability makes
Title
The difference that disability makes
Statement of responsibility
Rod Michalko
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rod Michalko launches into this book asking why disabled people are still feared, still regarded as useless or unfit to live, not yet welcome in society? Michalko challenges us to come to grips with the social meanings attached to disability and the body that is not "normal." Michalko's analysis draws from his own understanding of blindness and narratives by other disabled people. Connecting lived experience with social theory, he shows the consistent exclusion of disabled people from the common understandings of humanity and what constitutes the good life. He offers new insight into what suffering a disability means to individuals as well as to the polity as a whole. He shows how disability can teach society about itself, about its determination of what is normal and who belongs. Guiding us to a new understanding of how disability, difference, and suffering are related, this book enables us to choose disability as a social identity and a collective political issue. The difference that disability makes can be valuable and worthwhile, but only if we choose to make it so."--Jacket
  • "Rod Michalko launches into this book asking why disabled people are still feared, still regarded as useless or unfit to live, not yet welcome in society? Michalko challenges us to come to grips with the social meanings attached to disability and the body that is not "normal." Michalko's analysis draws from his own understanding of blindness and narratives by other disabled people. Connecting lived experience with social theory, he shows the consistent exclusion of disabled people from the common understandings of humanity and what constitutes the good life. He offers new insight into what suffering a disability means to individuals as well as to the polity as a whole. He shows how disability can teach society about itself, about its determination of what is normal and who belongs. Guiding us to a new understanding of how disability, difference, and suffering are related, this book enables us to choose disability as a social identity and a collective political issue. The difference that disability makes can be valuable and worthwhile, but only if we choose to make it so."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michalko, Rod
Dewey number
305.9/0816
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1568
LC item number
.M53 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology of disability
  • People with disabilities
Label
The difference that disability makes, Rod Michalko
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Home Is Where the Heart Is -- 3. The Social Location of Suffering -- 4. Coming Face-to-Face with Suffering -- 5. The Birth of Disability -- 6. Image and Imitation
Control code
47650926
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9781566399333
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001046308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The difference that disability makes, Rod Michalko
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Home Is Where the Heart Is -- 3. The Social Location of Suffering -- 4. Coming Face-to-Face with Suffering -- 5. The Birth of Disability -- 6. Image and Imitation
Control code
47650926
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 194 pages
Isbn
9781566399333
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001046308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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