Disability studies is a multidisciplinary area that developed in 1970s, but especially after 1980s. This area sprouted mainly with the social movements of 1960’s, especially in UK and USA.
The aim of this edited volume is to represent the recent discussions and literature of a relatively new area of study, disability studies, to the readership in Turkey. Disability studies is a multidisciplinary area that developed in 1970s, but especially after 1980s. This area sprouted mainly with the social movements of 1960’s, especially in UK and USA. When the return of Vietnam war veterans to their countries met with the restlessness of 1960s, there emerged a disability movement focusing on the disability identity, experience, and rights. As an academic area, Disability Studies was shaped with the acceleration of the movement, and enriched itself through nourishing from other interests in Social Studies (like Marxist critique, phenomenology, women’s studies, racial studies and queer).
Here, Disability Studies consists selected topics of this area organized under five topics. These are by order: Theoretical Approaches to Disability, Disability in History, Processes of Exclusion/Inclusion, Disability Movement, and Disability and Identity. Bringing the fundamental discussions into Turkish through this volume, we hope to contribute to the newly emerging academic studies and facilitate the collaboration between academy and disability movement, from which we expect hearing more of its critical voice.
Dikmen Bezmez is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Koç University. Sibel Yardımcı and Yıldırım Şentürk, in Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Sociology Department. Her recent research is focused on the study of disability within the framework of recent discussions on citizenship, more specifically urban citizenship.
Sibel Yardımcı is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Her expertise is in urban sociology, sociology of culture, and public space.
Yıldırım Şentürk is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. His expertise is in the fields of space and city, transnational studies, globalization, and neoliberalism.
Institutional Approaches Towards Disability
Disability Theory: Key Ideas, Issues and Thinkers / Carol Thomas
Social Model of Disability / Tom Shakespeare
The Social Model of Dİsability and the Disappearing Body / Bill Hughes, Kevin Paterson
Disability in Theory: From Social Constructionism to the New Realism of the Body / Tobin Siebers
Disability in History
An Institutional History of Disability / David L. Braddock, Susan L. Parish
Constructing Normalcy: The Bell Curve, the Novel and the Invention of the Disabled Body in the Nineteenth Century / Lennard J. Davis
Disability and the Rise of Capitalism / Michael Oliver
The Ideological Construction of Disability / Michael Oliver
From Fictive Ability to National Identity: Disability, Medical Inspection, and Public Health Regulations on Ellis Island / Roxana Galusca
A Disability Studies Perspective on Employment Issues and Policies for Disabled People: An International View / Kay Schriner
Disability, Education and Inclusion: Cross-cultural Issues and Dilemmas / Len Barton, Felicity Armstrong
Designing Disabling Environments / Rob Imrie
Can Technology Overcome the Disabling City? / Brendan Gleeson
Making the Difference: Disability, Politics, Recognition / Tom Shakespeare, Nick Watson
Understanding Social Movements: Theorising the Disability Movement in Conditions of Late Modernity / Angharad E. Beckett
The Disability Rights Movement in Japan / Reiko Hayaşi, Masako Okuhira
The Resistance: The Disability Rights Movement and Assisted Suicide / Paul K. Longmore
Disability and Identity
A Genealogy of the Disabled Identity in Relation to Work and Sexuality / Rose Galvin
The End of Identitiy Politics and the Beginning of Dismodernism: On Disability as an Unstable Category / Lennard J. Davis
Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory / Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence / Robert Mcruer