American Disability Studies
In this course we will examine the history, meanings, and realities of disability in the United States. We will analyze the social, political, economic, environmental, and material factors that shape the meanings of "disability," examining changes and continuities over time. Students will draw critical attention to the connections between disability, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and age in American and transnational contexts. Diverse sources, including films and television shows, music, advertising, fiction, memoirs, and material objects, encourage inter and multi-disciplinary approaches to disability. Central themes we consider include language, privilege, community, citizenship, education, medicine and technology, and representation.
- Fall 2014
- Axinn Center 103(AXN 103)
- 1:30pm-2:45pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 8, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014)
- Susan Burch
- American Studies
- Program in American Studies
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- HIS NOR SOC
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