Academic ableism : disability and higher education / Jay Timothy Dolmage.

Author
Dolmage, Jay [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
1 online resource (x, 244 pages) : illustrations (some color).

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Series
Corporealities. [More in this series]
Translated as
Dolmage, Jay. Academic ableism [Browse]
Summary note
"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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-222) and index.
Source of description
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed January 9, 2018).
ISBN
  • 0472123416 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0472900722 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780472123414 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780472900725 ((electronic bk.))
  • ((paperback ; : alk. paper))
  • ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
OCLC
1013183253
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