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Selected Bibliography of Disability Studies Resources

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Selected Bibliography of Disability Studies Resources


Gender, Sexuality, and Disability

Victoria A. Brownworth and Susan Raffo, eds. Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability. Seattle: Seal Press, 1999.

Eli Clare. Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation.  Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1999, 2009.


Michelle Fine and Adrienne Asch, eds. Women with Disabilities: Essays in Psychology, Culture, and Politics. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.

NWSA Journal. Special Issue: Feminist Disability Studies. V.14, No. 3, Fall 2002.

Robert McRuer. Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability. New York: NYU Press, 2006

Bonnie G. Smith and Beth Hutchison, eds. Gendering Disability. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Susan Wendell. The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability. New York: Routledge, 1996.


General Disability Studies

Lennard J. David, ed. The Disability Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Lennard J. Davis. Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body. New York: Verso, 1995.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. Staring: How We Look. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Benedicte Ingstad and Susan Reynolds Whyte, eds. Disability and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Benedicte Ingstad and Susan Reynolds Whyte, eds. Disability in Local and Global Worlds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Simi Linton. Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity. New York: NYU Press, 1998.

David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder. Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1995.

Carrie Sandahl and Philip Auslander, eds. Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Sharon L. Snyder, Brenda Jo Brueggeman, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, eds. Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities. New York: The Modern Language Association, 2002.

Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell. Cultural Locations of Disability. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2006.


Freaks and Freak Shows

Rachel Adams. Sideshow USA: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Robert Bogdan. Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Rosemarie Garland Thomson, ed. Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. New York: New York University Press, 1996.


Short Documentary Films

Bonnie Sherr Klein. Shameless: The Art of Disability. National Film Board of Canada, 2006.

Sharon Snyder and David Mitchell. Self-Preservation: The Art of Riva Lehrer. Brace Yourselves Productions.

Sharon Snyder and David Mitchell. Vital Signs: Crip Culture Talks Back. Brace Yourselves Productions, 2001.


Memoir/Essay/Critical Autobiography

Michael Berube. Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child. New York: Pantheon Books, 1996.

Kenny Fries. The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory. New York: Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2007.

John Hockenberry. Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence. New York: Hyperion, 1995.

Georgina Kleege. Sight Unseen. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999.

Harriet McBryde Johnson. Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2005.

Simi Linton. My Body Politic: A Memoir. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 2006.

Robert Murphy. The Body Silent. New York: Norton, 1990.

David Roche. The Church of 80% Sincerity. New York: Penuin Group, 2008.

Rachel Simon. Riding the Bus with My Sister. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.


Graphic Novels

David B. Epileptic. Paris, France: L'Association, 2005.

Allison Bechdel. Dykes to Watch Out For. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1986.

Al Davison. The Spiral Cage. Renegade Press, 1988.

Paul Karasik and Judy Karasik. The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister's Memoir of Autism in the Family. New York: Washington Square Press, 2005.

Peter Milligan, Brendan McCarthy, and Carol Swain. Skin: A Graphic Novel for Adults. Tundra Publishing, 1992.

Nate Powell. Swallow Me Whole. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2008.

G.B. Trudeau. The Long Road Home. Kansas City, MI: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2005.


Deaf Culture

H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Jennifer L. Nelson, and Heidi M. Rose, eds. Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Kristin A. Lindgren, Doreen DeLuca, and Donna Jo Napoli, eds. Signs and Voices: Deaf Culture, Identity, Language and Arts. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2008.

Doreen DeLuca, Kristin A. Lindgren, Irene W. Leigh, and Donna Jo Napoli, eds. Access: Multiple Avenues for Deaf People. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2008.

Carol Padden and Tom Humphries. Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Carol Padden and Tom Humphries. Inside Deaf Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.


Disability Rights Movement

Joseph P. Shapiro. No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1993.