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Jun 28, 2022, 11:41:08 AMJun 28
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New book announcement
Dis/ability in Media, Law and History: Intersectional, Embodied AND Socially Constructed?
Edited by Micky Lee (Suffolk University, Boston), Frank Rudy Cooper (William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada - Las Vegas), Pat Reeve (Suffolk University, Boston)

Now out with Routledge, Dis/ability in Media, Law and History explores how being "disabled" originates in the physical world, social representations and rules, and historical power relations—the interplay of which render bodies "normal" or not.

Do parking signs that represent people in wheelchairs as self-propelling influence how we view dis/ability? How do wheelchair users understand their own bodies and an environment not built for them? By asking questions like these the authors reveal how normalization has informed people’s experiences of their bodies and their fight for substantive equality. Understanding these processes requires acknowledging the tension between social construction and embodiment as well as centering the intersection of dis/abilities with other identities, such as race, class, gender, sex orientation, citizen status, and so on.

The book collects 15 original essays contributed by scholars in media studies, law, and history.

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