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Check out these books, magazines, and movies selected for the SCC Library's Disability Awareness Month display.
The Autistic Brain: thinking across the spectrum by
Call Number: 616.8588 GRANDIN
In this book Temple Grandin states, "By cultivating the autistic mind on a brain-by-brain, strength-by-strength basis, we can reconceive autistic teens and adults in jobs and internships not as charity but as valuable, even essential, contributors to society."
Blackness and Disability by
Call Number: 305.908 BLACKNE 2011
"The work of reading black and disabled bodies is not only recovery work, but work that requires a willingness to deconstruct the systems that would keep those bodies in separate spheres. This pivotal volume uncovers the misrepresentations of black disabled bodies and demonstrates how those bodies transform systems and culture."
Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity by
Call Number: 305.908 DISABIL 2013
"Passing - an act usually associated with disguising race - also relates to disability. Whether a person classified as mentally ill struggles to suppress aberrant behavior to appear normal or a person intentionally takes on a disability identity to gain some advantage, passing is a pervasive and much-discussed phenomenon. Nevertheless, Disability and Passing is the first anthology to examine this issue."
A Disability History of the United States by
Call Number: 362.4097 NIELSEN 2012
"...the first book to place the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative ... [It] deftly illustrates how concepts of disability have deeply shaped the American experience."
Feminist, Queer, Crip by
Call Number: 362.401 KAFER 2013
[Both Print & eBook available]
"... Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. ... This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world."
Inside Deaf Culture by
Publication Date: 2006
This book reveals historical events and forces that have shaped the ways that Deaf people define themselves today and relates how Deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self-description as a flourishing culture.
In the Kingdom of the Sick by
Call Number: 362.196 EDWARDS 2013
Millions of Americans live with chronic illness, accounting for nearly three-quarters of all health care dollars, and untold pain and disability. Through research and patient narratives, this book explores patient rights, the role of social media in medical advocacy, the origins of our attitudes about chronic illness, and much more.
Mad at School by
Call Number: 616.89 PRICE 2010
This is the first book to use a disability-studies perspective to focus specifically on the ways that mental disabilities impact academic culture at institutions of higher education.
Seeing Voices by
Call Number: 362.42 SACKS 1989
Seeing Voices begins with the history of deaf people in the United States ... and examines the amazing and beautiful visual language of the deaf -- Sign -- which ... [is] linguistically complete, rich, and as expressive as any spoken language."
Mapping Charlie by
Call Number: 813.54 MEYERDI 2010
A murder mystery written by an autistic woman with prosopagnosia, a neurological deficit that affects her ability to recognize people. Her main character, Kay, who also has autism and prosopagnosia, must find who murdered a young man whom she recently met.
Periodicals (newspapers, magazines, & journals)
Careers & the Disabled
"...established in 1986, is the nation's first and only career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels." Current month freely available online.
Disability Studies Quarterly
An interdisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of disability studies
Mouth: The Voice of the Disability Nation
"...a bi-monthly magazine, usually only in print, but here's an online sample."
"Life beyond wheels; the magazine for active wheelchair users." Some issues located on the SCC Library 1st floor magazine rack; some are held in the DSS office. Current issue is free online.
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Intelligent Lives by
Call Number: SCC LIBRARY USE MOVIES 362 INTELLI 2018
"... stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities ...who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce."
Temple Grandin : Autism Gave Her a Vision. She Gave it a Voice
"An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories as a leader in the field of animal husbandry and the humane handling of cattle."
Kanopy streaming video via SPL:
Ask SCC Librarians about viewing Kanopy streaming videos from Spokane Public Library.
Here are just a few example films from this vast collection:
Defiant Lives: The Rise Of The Disability Rights Movement
"A triumphant film that traces the origins of the world-wide disability rights movement. It tells the stories of the individuals who bravely put their lives on the line to create a better world where everyone is valued and can participate."
Zoom In: Microaggresions and Disability
"An intimate portrait of five disabled people living in the Pacific Northwest. They discuss microaggressions and implicit bias against people with disabiltiies, developing disability pride and identity, and how bias affects them every day." A guide for teachers, coworkers, health care workers, and families and how they can become better allies to members of the largest minority group in the US.
".... story of deaf teen Aneta Brodski's bold journey into the spoken word slam scene."
You Can't Ask That: Breaking Down Stereotypes
"... this video series breaks down stereotypes and offers genuine insight into the lives of people who live with labels including: short statured, wheelchair users, etc." From the Australian Broadcasting Company
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