Academic ableism : disability and higher education

"Academic Ableism brings together disability studies and institutional critique to recognize the ways that disability is composed in and by higher education, and rewrites the spaces, times, and economies of disability in higher education to place disability front and center. For too long, argue...

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Main Author: Dolmage, Jay
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 2017, [2017]©2017
Series:Corporealities
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"Academic Ableism brings together disability studies and institutional critique to recognize the ways that disability is composed in and by higher education, and rewrites the spaces, times, and economies of disability in higher education to place disability front and center. For too long, argues Jay Timothy Dolmage, disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of higher education encourages students and teachers alike to accentuate ability, valorize perfection, and stigmatize anything that hints at intellectual, mental, or physical weakness, even as we gesture toward the value of diversity and innovation. Examining everything from campus accommodation processes, to architecture, to popular films about college life, Dolmage argues that disability is central to higher education, and that building more inclusive schools allows better education for all"--Publisher's description
Physical Description:x, 244 pages illustrations (some color)
ISBN:9780472073719
0472073710
047205371X
9780472053711