Disabled Rights Movement
(see also Disabled People's History, Life & Values, Deaf People's History, Life & Values & Blind People's History, Life & Values)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Center for Independent Living. Est. 1972 in Berkeley, CA; first of over 200 around country.
Disability Home Page (UK Dept. for Work & Pensions).
Disability & Society. Scholarly journal.
Guide to Disability Rights Laws (US Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division).
Social Security Disability Secrets. Set up by a retired Social Security disability claims examiner, to help people find their way to benefits that the system makes it difficult to find out about.
UN Enable (program of the UN's Division for Social Policy & Development).
Charlton, James I. "The disability rights movement & the Left," Monthly Review 46,3 (7-8/94):77-85.
Hayashi, Reiko & Masako Okuhira. "The Disability Rights Movement in Japan: past, present & future," Disability & Society 16,6 (2001):855-70.
Johnson, Mary. "Disabling a civil right," Nation (2/11/02). Supreme Court sets back cause of disabled people by removing legal remedy for job discrimination due to physical impairment.
Kriegel, Leonard. "Uncle Tom & Tiny Tim: some reflections on the cripple as Negro," American Scholar (1969):412-30.
McRuer, Robert. "Compulsory able-bodiedness & the queer/disabled existence," in Snyder, Bruggeman & Garland-Thomson (eds.) Enabling the Humanities (NY, 2000), pp. 88-99.
Richey, Warren. "Limits of disability act tested," Christian Science Monitor (10/8/03):17.
Russell, Marta. "Targeting disability," Monthly Review 56,11 (4/05):45-53. Threats to disabled in Bush's campaign to "reform" Social Security.
Zola, Irving Kenneth. "Self, identity & the naming question: reflections on the language of disability," Social Science & Medicine 36,2 (1993):167-73.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Acemoglu, Daron. Consequences of Employment Protection: The Case of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1998).
Barnartt, Sharon & Richard Scotch. Disability Protests: Contentious Politics, 1970-1999 (Washington: Gallaudet U., 2001).
Barnes, Colin; Mike Oliver & Len Barton (eds.) Disability Studies Today (Cambridge MA: Polity, 2002).
Berkowitz, Edward D. Disabled Policy: America's Programs for the Handicapped (NY: Cambridge, 1987).
Charlton, James. Development & Disability: Voices from the Periphery (Durham NH: U. of New Hampshire, 1992).
__________. Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability, Oppression & Empowerment (Berkeley, 2000).
Coleridge, Peter. Disability, Liberation & Development (Oxford, 1996).
Corker, Mairian & Sally French (eds.) Disability Discourse (Philadelphia: Temple, 1999).
Couser, Ghomas G. Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability & Life-Writing (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1997).
Crutchfield, Susan & Martha Epstein. Points of Contact: Disability, Art, & Culture (Ann Arbor, 2000).
Davis, Lennard J. Bending over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism & Other Difficult Positions (NY: NYU, 2002).
DeJong, G. The Movement for Independent Living: Origins, Ideology & Implications for Disability Research (East Lansing: Michigan State U., 1979).
Eiesland, Nancy L. The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability (Nashville TN: Abingdon, 1994).
Fine, Michelle & Adrienne Asch (eds.) Women with Disabilities: Essays in Psychology, Culture, & Politics (Philadelphia: Temple, 1988).
Fleischer, Doris Zames & Frieda Zames. The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Conformity (Philadelphia, 2001). Survey of the political, legal & social activism through which disabled people have defined their own reality.
Goffman, Erving. Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1986).
Herr, Stanley S.; Lawrence O. Gostin & Harold Hongju Koh (eds.) The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Different but Equal (NY: Oxford, 2003).
Hillyer, Barbara. Feminism & Disability (Norman: U. Oklahoma, 1993).
Ingstad, Benedicte & Susan Reynolds Whyte. Disability & Culture (Berkeley: U. California, 1995).
Jenkins, Richard (ed.) Questions of Competence: Culture, Classification & Intellectual Disability (NY: Cambridge, 1999).
Johnson, Mary. Make Them Go Away: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Reeve, & the Case Against Disability Rights (Louisville KY: 2003).
Kriegel, Leonard. The Long Walk Home (NY, 1964).
Krieger, Linda Hamilton (eds.) Backlash Against the Americans with Disabilities Act: Interdisciplinary Perspectives ( Ann Arbor, 2002).
Linton, Simi. Claiming Disability: Knowledge & Identity (NY: NYU, 1998).
Longmore, Paul K. Why I Burned My Book & Other Essays on Disability (Philadelphia: Temple, 2003).
McRuer, Robert & Abby L. Wilkerson (eds.) Desiring Disability: Queer Theory Meets Disability Studies, special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies 8 (3/03).
Michalko, Rod. The Difference that Disability Makes (Philadelphia: Temple, 2002).
Mitchell, David T. & Sharon L. Snyder (eds.) The Body & Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan, 1997).
O'Brien, Ruth. Voices from the Edge: Narratives about the Americans with Disability Act (NY: Oxford, 2004)
Oliver, Michael. The Politics of Disablement: A Sociological Approach (NY: St. Martin's, 1990).
Potok, Andrew. A Matter of Dignity: Changing the World of the Disabled (NY: Bantam, 2002).
Russell, Marta. Beyond Ramps: Disability at the End of the Social Contract (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 1998).
Scotch, Richard K. From Good Will to Civil Rights: Transforming Disability Policy  (Philadelphia: Temple, 2001). Examines impact of Section 504 of 1973 Vocational & Rehabilitation Act, influential antecedent to Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Shapiro, Joseph. No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement (NY: Times, 1994).
Skrentny, John D. The Minority Rights Revolution (Cambridge MA: Belknap, 2002).
Smith, Bonnie G. & Beth Hutchison (eds.) Gendering Disability (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2004).
Snyder, Sharon L.; Brenda Jo Bruggeman & Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (eds.) Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities (NY: Modern Language Association, 2002).
Stone, Deborah A. The Disabled State (Philadelphia: Temple, 1984).
Stone, Emma (ed.) Disability & Development: Learning from Action & Research on Disability in the Majority World (Leeds, 1999).
Stroman, Duane F. The Disability Rights Movement: From Deinstitutionalization to Self-Determination (Lanham MD: University Press, 2003).
Wendell, Susan. The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability (NY: Routledge, 1996).
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In the Library: Photography
"The Desperate Miles" , dir. Daniel Haller, 90m. TV movie. Disabled vet sets out on 180-mile trip in wheelchair.