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

Hardcover | 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.  
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Title:Academic Ableism: Disability And Higher EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 22, 2017Publisher:University of Michigan PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0472073710

ISBN - 13:9780472073719

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Academic Ableism is a landmark book for higher education. Using disability as the frame, it is the first and only of its kind to take on structural ableism in the academy.”
—Brenda Brueggemann, University of Connecticut