Books of Interest

Links are [going to be soon!] provided to WorldCat. If there are libraries in your area that provide the book, it should let you know. However, it has a broad definition of “in your area”.

Non Fiction, alphabetical by author’s last name:

Baynton, Douglas C. Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign Against Sign Language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Branson, Jan and Don Miller. Damned for their Difference: The Cultural Construction of Deaf People as Disabled: A Sociological History. Washington: Gallaudet University Press, 2002.

Burch, Susan. Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II. The History of Disability Series., edited by Paul K. Longmore, Lauri Umansky. New York: New York University Press, 2002.

Burch, Susan and Brenda Jo Brueggemann, eds. Women and Deafness: Double Vision. Washington: Gallaudet University Press, 2006.

Caplan, Paula and Lisa Cosgrove, eds. Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis. Lanham: Jason Aronson, 2004. [WorldCat] *

Carbin, Clifton F. Deaf Heritage in Canada: A Distinctive, Diverse, and Enduring Culture, edited by Dorothy L. Smith. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1996.

Deutsch, Helen and Felicity Nussbaum, eds. “Defects”: Engendering the Modern Body. Corporealities: Discourses of Disability, edited by David T. Mitchell andSharon L. Snyder. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Ferguson, Ronald J. We Know Who we are: A History of the Blind in Challenging Educational and Socially Constructed Policies: A Study in Policy Archeology. Critical Concerns in Blindness Series., edited by Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness. San Francisco: Caddo Gaps Press, 2001.

Gitter, Elisabeth. The Imprisoned Guest: Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, the Original Deaf-Blind Girl. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.

Groce, Nora Ellen. Everyone here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Klages, Mary. Woeful Afflictions: Disability and Sentimentality in Victorian America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.

Lane, Harlan. When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf. reprint ed. New York: Vintage Books, 1989.

Longmore, Paul K. and Lauri Umansky. The New Disability History: American Perspectives. The History of Disability Series. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

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

Oliphant, John. The Early Education of the Blind in Britain C. 1790-1900: Institutional Experience in England and Scotland. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.

Percy, Stephen L. Disability, Civil Rights, and Public Policy: The Politics of Implementation. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989.

Pothier, Dianne and Richard Devlin, eds. Critical Disability Theory: Essays in Philosophy, Politics, Policy, and Law. Law and Society Series, edited by W. Wesley Pue. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006.

Rose, June. Changing Focus: The Development of Blind Welfare in Britain. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1970.

Shaw, Barrett, ed. The Ragged Edge: The Disability Experience from the Pages of the First Fifteen Years of the Disability Rag. Louisville: Advocado Press, 1994.

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

Stiker, Henri-Jacques. A History of Disability. Corporealities: Discourses of Disability., edited by David T. Mitchell, Sharon L. Snyder [Corps infirmes et societes] . Translated by William Sayers. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.

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


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