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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: The Approach
  2. pp. 1-40
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  1. 1. Steep Steps
  2. pp. 41-66
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  1. 2. The Retrofit
  2. pp. 67-98
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  1. 3. Imaginary College Students
  2. pp. 99-114
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  1. 4. Universal Design
  2. pp. 115-152
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  1. 5. Disability on Campus, on Film: Framing the Failures of Higher Education
  2. pp. 153-184
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  1. Commencement
  2. pp. 185-192
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-204
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 205-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-244
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472123414
Print ISBN
9780472073719
MARC Record
OCLC
1019645837
Pages
254
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-18
Language
English
Open Access
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