Disability studies

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Disability studies is an academic discipline that examines the meaning, nature, and consequences of disability.wikipedia
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Disability

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Disability studies is an academic discipline that examines the meaning, nature, and consequences of disability.
Debates about proper terminology and their implied politics continue in disability communities and the academic field of disability studies.

Society for Disability Studies

In 1986, the Section for the Study of Chronic Illness, Impairment, and Disability of the Social Science Association (United States) was renamed the Society for Disability Studies.
The Society for Disability Studies is an international academic network of disability studies practitioners.

Robert McRuer

Christopher Bell’s posthumous volume on Blackness and Disability; and the work of Robert McRuer both explore queerness and disability.
Robert McRuer (born 1966) is an American theorist who has contributed to fields in transnational queer and disability studies.

Christopher Bell (scholar)

Christopher Bell
Christopher Bell’s posthumous volume on Blackness and Disability; and the work of Robert McRuer both explore queerness and disability.
Christopher M. Bell (1974-December 25, 2009) was a disability studies scholar working in the area of HIV/AIDS, race and ethnicity.

Infinite Ability

Infinite Ability has done some preliminary work in India to introduce disability studies to medical students.
The mission of the group is to explore disability through disability studies and creativity and to achieve it the group organized the first ever Theatre of the Oppressed workshop for medical students in India.

Women's studies

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Queer studies which emerged from women's studies, brings light towards the different kind of oppression queer and transgender people with disabilities have.
Women's studies is an academic field that draws on feminist and interdisciplinary methods in order to place women’s lives and experiences at the center of study, while examining social and cultural constructs of gender; systems of privilege and oppression; and the relationships between power and gender as they intersect with other identities and social locations such as race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, and disability.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

Scholars of Feminist Disability Studies include Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Alison Kafer.
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of English at Emory University with a focus on disability studies and feminist theory.

Medical humanities

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The social model of disability is expanded to chronic illness and to the broader work of the medical humanities.
Disability studies

Lennard J. Davis

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Lennard Davis
Lennard J. Davis, a nationally and internationally known American specialist in disability studies, is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Arts and Sciences, and also Professor of Disability and Human Development in the School of Applied Health Sciences and Professor of Medical Education in the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Simi Linton

Simi Linton
Simi Linton is an American author, consultant, and public speaker whose work focuses on disability studies.

Inclusion (disability rights)

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Inclusion (disability rights)
Inclusion typically promotes disability studies as an intellectual movement and stresses the need for disabled people—the inclusion-rights community usually uses the reclaimed word "cripple" or "crip" instead—to immerse themselves into mainstream culture through various modes of artistic expression.

List of disability studies journals

List of disability studies journals
This is a list of academic journals in the field of disability studies.

Anne Waldschmidt

Anne Waldschmidt
She holds the first university position for disability studies in German-speaking countries.

Queer studies

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Queer studies which emerged from women's studies, brings light towards the different kind of oppression queer and transgender people with disabilities have.
Disability studies

Vic Finkelstein

Vic Finkelstein
Finkelstein was tutor in Disability Studies at the Open University and later Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Disability Studies Leeds University.

Special education

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Special education
Disability studies

Social constructionism

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Initially the field focused on the division between "impairment" and "disability", where impairment was an impairment of an individual's mind or body, while disability was considered a social construct.

Social model of disability

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The social model of disability is expanded to chronic illness and to the broader work of the medical humanities. This premise gave rise to two distinct models of disability: the social and medical models of disability.

Medical model of disability

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This premise gave rise to two distinct models of disability: the social and medical models of disability.

Civil and political rights

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The field is focused on increasing individuals with disabilities access to civil rights and improving their quality of life.

Quality of life

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The field is focused on increasing individuals with disabilities access to civil rights and improving their quality of life.

Syracuse University

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The first US disabilities studies program emerged in 1994, at Syracuse University.

Modern Language Association

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In 2005, the Modern Language Association established disability studies as a “division of study.”