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By Brenda Jo Brueggemann

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This quantity in The SAGE Reference sequence on incapacity explores the humanities and arts in the lives of individuals with disabilities. it really is considered one of 8 volumes within the cross-disciplinary and issues-based sequence, which contains hyperlinks from diverse fields making up incapacity reports as volumes learn subject matters important to the lives of people with disabilities and their households. With a stability of historical past, thought, learn, and alertness, experts set out the findings and implications of study and perform for others whose present or destiny paintings contains the care and/or learn of these with disabilities, in addition to for the disabled themselves. The presentational sort (concise and fascinating) emphasizes accessibility. Taken separately, each one quantity units out the basics of the subject it addresses, observed via compiled information and statistics, instructed additional readings, a advisor to companies and institutions, and different annotated assets, therefore offering the perfect introductory platform and gateway for extra learn. Taken jointly, the sequence represents either a survey of significant incapacity matters and a consultant to new instructions and tendencies and modern assets within the box as a complete.

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Holland’s Opus (Herek, 1995); and others. The recent rise of “Deaf cinema”— film made by deaf people and often (though not always) featuring deaf experiences or themes—is also apparent through several national and international Deaf film festivals. Deaf autobiographies—along with all autobiographies by people of any categorical disability—seem to be notably on the rise in the last decade or so: Gallaudet University Press currently features 28 titles in their “autobiography” category. Mental and/or psychological disability (the loose popular cultural category of “madness”) can be further categorized in the arts and humanities as mental disorder, mental disability, psychiatric disorder, mood disorder, mental illness.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (1996) coined the term normate to describe what is understood as the definitive, generalizable human being—that which is thought to be normal. The power of GarlandThomson’s term is that only a small minority of real people could be considered normates, because almost all people deviate in some way from whatever their culture deems normal (p. 8). In Robert McRuer’s (2008) scholarship, he lists traits that make up the normate in American culture, including proper dimensions of height and weight, freedom from chronic illness, Euro-American standards of beauty, and heterosexuality, among other things (p.

His most recent books are The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine, edited with Ray Fitzpatrick and Susan Scrimshaw (SAGE, 2000), the Handbook of Disability Studies, edited with Katherine D. Seelman and Michael Bury (SAGE, 2001), and the five-volume Encyclopedia of Disability (SAGE, 2006). One Introduction, Background, and History Elizabeth Brewer, Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Nicholas Hetrick, and Melanie Yergeau Part 1: Models of Disability It might not be possible to explain the idea or give examples of models of disability if it were not for some important events of the 1960s.

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