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  • The Country of the Blind

    A Memoir at the End of Sight

    by Andrew Leland ...
    **Named one of the best books of the year by: THE NEW YORKER • THE WASHINGTON POST • THE ATLANTIC • NPR • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY • LITHUBA witty, winning, and revelatory personal narrative of the author’s transition from sightedness to blindness and his quest to learn about blindness as a rich culture all its own**“After reading Andrew Leland’s memoir, The Country of the Blind, you will look at the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Disability Visibility

    First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Alice Wong ...
    “Disability rights activist Alice Wong brings tough conversations to the forefront of society with this anthology. It sheds light on the experience of life as an individual with disabilities, as told by none other than authors with these life experiences. It's an eye-opening collection that readers will revisit time and time again.” —Chicago TribuneOne in five people in the United States lives ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Against Technoableism: Rethinking Who Needs Improvement (A Norton Short)

    by Ashley Shew ...
    Series Book 0 - A Norton Short
    A manifesto exploding what we think we know about disability, and arguing that disabled people are the real experts when it comes to technology and disability.When bioethicist and professor Ashley Shew became a self-described “hard-of-hearing chemobrained amputee with Crohn’s disease and tinnitus,” there was no returning to “normal.” Suddenly well-meaning people called her an “inspiration” while ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Unmasking Autism

    Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity

    A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, giving individuals the tools to safely uncover their true selves while broadening society’s narrow understanding of neurodiversity“A remarkable work that will stand at the forefront of the neurodiversity movement.”—Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing AutismFor ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • My Life in Institutions and My Way Out

    This is the story of Michael Kennedy's life. Born in 1960 with significant disabilities, he describes his early experiences living in three different institutions for the mentally retarded and how he had to become his own advocate if he was going to survive. He soon realized that, unlike most of the others in institutions, he could make his voice heard. He had to speak up to help himself and other ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Care Work

    Dreaming Disability Justice

    In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pedagogies of Woundedness

    Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority

    Series series D/C: Dis/color
    The pressures Asian Americans feel to be socially and economically exceptional include an unspoken mandate to always be healthy. Nowhere is this more evident than in the expectation for Asian Americans to enter the field of medicine, principally as providers of care rather than those who require care. Pedagogies of Woundedness explores what happens when those considered model minorities critically ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life

    Bringing together international academics and professionals who are actively researching and working in the field, this pioneering scholarly volume covers the issues faced by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in mid and later life.Including a range of personal, academic and clinical perspectives, the book considers historical and contemporary perspectives on autism, including ... Read more

    $45.99 USD

  • Negotiating Disability

    Disclosure and Higher Education

    Series series Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability
    Disability is not always central to claims about diversity and inclusion in higher education, but should be. This collection reveals the pervasiveness of disability issues and considerations within many higher education populations and settings, from classrooms to physical environments to policy impacts on students, faculty, administrators, and staff. While disclosing one’s disability and ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Deaf President Now!

    The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University

    Deaf President Now! reveals the groundswell leading up to the history-making week in 1988 when the students at Gallaudet University seized the campus and closed it down until their demands were met. To research this probing study, the authors interviewed in-depth more than 50 of the principal players.This telling book reveals the critical role played by a little-known group called the "Ducks," a ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • The Deaf Community in America

    History in the Making

    The deaf community in the West has endured radical changes in the past centuries. This work of history tracks the changes both in the education of and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics include attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America and the evolution of communication and language. Of particular interest is the way in which deafness has been increasingly humanized, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Going for Broke

    Living on the Edge in the World’s Richest Country

    Edited by Alissa Quart, David Wallis ...
    A collection of compelling, hard-hitting first-person essays, poems, and photos that expose what our punitive social systems do to so many Americans.Going for Broke, edited by Alissa Quart, Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and David Wallis, former Managing Director of EHRP, gives voice to a range of gifted writers for whom "economic precarity" is more than just ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Camouflage

    The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women

    Autism in women and girls is still not widely understood, and is often misrepresented or even overlooked. This graphic novel offers an engaging and accessible insight into the lives and minds of autistic women, using real-life case studies.The charming illustrations lead readers on a visual journey of how women on the spectrum experience everyday life, from metaphors and masking in social ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Touch the Future: A Manifesto in Essays

    A revelatory collection of essays on the DeafBlind experience and the untapped potential of a new tactile language.Born Deaf into an ASL-speaking family and blind by adolescence, John Lee Clark learned to embrace the possibilities of his tactile world. He is on the frontlines of the Protactile movement, which gave birth to an unprecedented language and way of life based on physical connection.In a ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Making Disability Modern

    Design Histories

    Making Disability Modern: Design Histories brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplinary and national perspectives to examine how designed objects and spaces contributes to the meanings of ability and disability from the late 18th century to the present day, and in homes, offices, and schools to realms of national and international politics. The contributors reveal the social role ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • No Right to Be Idle

    The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s

    by Sarah F. Rose ...
    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans with all sorts of disabilities came to be labeled as "unproductive citizens." Before that, disabled people had contributed as they were able in homes, on farms, and in the wage labor market, reflecting the fact that Americans had long viewed productivity as a spectrum that varied by age, gender, and ability. But as Sarah F. Rose ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Enabling Acts

    The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

    The first major behind-the-scenes account of the history, passage, and impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—the landmark moment for disability rightsThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet the ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Legal Rights, 6th Ed.

    The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

    The standard handbook on law affecting deaf and hard of hearing people has been completely rewritten and updated. The sixth edition of Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People meticulously describes those statutes that prohibit discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing people, and any others with physical challenges. Written in easy-to-understand language, the new edition ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Deaf-Blind Reality

    Living the Life

    Edited by Scott M. Stoffel ...
    Most stories about disabled people are written for the sake of being inspirational. These stories tend to focus on some achievement, such as sports or academics, but rarely do they give a true and complete view of the challenges individuals must deal with on a daily basis. For example: How does a deaf-blind person interact with hearing-sighted people at a family reunion? How does she shop for ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Alterando la discapacidad

    Manifiesto a favor de las personas

    Alterando la discapacidad hace un análisis de la discapacidad que pretende no dejar indiferente al lector. Bajo una mirada crítica, el Colectivo Zotikos, expone ideas sobre la construcción histórica, social, antropológica y corporal de la discapacidad, así como aspectos relevantes en torno a la vivienda y el empleo ligado a la nueva economía. El texto hace referencia tanto al pasado (construyendo ... Read more

    $7.87 USD

  • Just Care

    Messy Entanglements of Disability, Dependency, and Desire

    by Akemi Nishida ...
    Series series D/C: Dis/color
    Just Care is Akemi Nishida’s thoughtful examination of care injustice and social justice enabled through care. The current neoliberal political economy has turned care into a business opportunity for the healthcare industrial complex and a mechanism of social oppression and control. Nishida analyzes the challenges people negotiate whether they are situated as caregivers, receivers, or both. Also ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Easy Street

    A Story of Redemption from Myself

    by Maggie Rowe ...
    A moving and offbeat story of unlikely friendship, the cost of ambition, and what happens when the things you’ve always run away from show up on your doorstep.To most, Maggie Rowe appears to live on Easy Street. Her stylish home is in a fashionable Los Angeles neighborhood. She has a kind husband who makes her laugh. And after years of struggle, she is finally making a name for herself in ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Deaf Heritage

    A Narrative History of Deaf America

    Series Book 7 - Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies
    Now, Jack R. Gannon’s original groundbreaking volume on Deaf history and culture is available once again. In Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America, Gannon brought together for the first time the story of the Deaf experience in America from a Deaf perspective. Recognizing the need to document the multifaceted history of this unique minority with its distinctive visual culture, he ... Read more

    $53.99 USD

  • Far From the Tree

    Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so—“a brave, beautiful book that will ... Read more

    $17.99 USD