Middlebury

AMST 0307

Disability Issues/U.S. & World

Issues in Critical Disability Studies: U.S. and the World
Disability as a category and as lived experience plays an important but often overlooked role in national, transnational, and global contexts. In this course we will explore disability’s changing meanings in the United States and around the World. Comparative and transnational approaches will draw our attention to disability’s many meanings across wide-ranging historical, cultural, and geographical settings. Foundational concepts and principles, including ableism and Universal Design, shape our critical inquiry. Key themes frame the course: access, language, power, violence, normalcy, identity, community, institutions, and rights and justice. We will engage with diverse primary sources, from memoirs and documentary films to advertisements, material objects, and oral histories. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR CMP HIS NOR SOC

Sections

Spring 2019

AMST0307A-S19 Lecture (Burch)

Spring 2018

AMST0307A-S18 Lecture (Burch)

Fall 2016

AMST0307A-F16 Lecture (Burch)

Fall 2015

AMST0307A-F15 Lecture (Burch)