Academic Ableism: Disability And Higher Education by Jay T. DolmageAcademic Ableism: Disability And Higher Education by Jay T. Dolmage

Academic Ableism: Disability And Higher Education

byJay T. Dolmage

Paperback | November 22, 2017

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Academic Ableism brings together disability studies and institutional critique to recognize the ways that disability is composed in and by higher education, and rewrites the spaces, times, and economies of disability in higher education to place disability front and center. For too long, argues Jay Timothy Dolmage, disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of higher education encourages students and teachers alike to accentuate ability, valorize perfection, and stigmatize anything that hints at intellectual, mental, or physical weakness, even as we gesture toward the value of diversity and innovation. Examining everything from campus accommodation processes, to architecture, to popular films about college life, Dolmage argues that disability is central to higher education, and that building more inclusive schools allows better education for all.
Jay Timothy Dolmage is Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo.  
Title:Academic Ableism: Disability And Higher EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 22, 2017Publisher:University of Michigan PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:047205371X

ISBN - 13:9780472053711

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Editorial Reviews

“For those new to the field of Disability Studies, Dolmage provides clear, authoritative definitions of terms and the opportunity to analyze, critically, what students know best and need tools to think about, their own spaces and roles. For those who are old hats, this book is game-changing.”
— Susan Schweik, University of California, Berkeley