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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>This chapter reviews three books published in 2018 centering on disability and resistance. It is organized into five sections. The first, ‘Resistance, Disability, and Democracy’, summarizes debates about the political obligations of disability studies, and outlines how disability justice is replacing the former emphasis on rights. The second section, ‘Academic Perspectives’, reviews the provocative collection Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies, volume 1, identifying areas of contention and raising questions about the field’s current direction. The third section, ‘Activist Perspectives’, reviews Alice Wong’s collection Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People. The fourth section, ‘Beyond Identity’, reviews Robert McRuer’s Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance. The concluding section, ‘An Abbreviated Manifesto’, asserts the vital role of disability justice in establishing alternatives to neoliberalism, resisting tyranny, and achieving democracy.</jats:p>
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1093/ywcct/mbz015
Publication InfoQuirici, Marion (n.d.). Disability Studies. The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. 10.1093/ywcct/mbz015. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/19175.
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Marion L Quirici
Lecturing Fellow of Thompson Writing Program
Marion Quirici is a Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program and Co-director of the Health Humanities Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute. Through the Health Humanities Lab, Dr. Quirici runs an interdisciplinary faculty working group called the Disability and Access Initiative. Her research, situated in disability studies and Irish studies, examines the role of disability stereotypes and fears of degeneration in nationalist ideologies.Dr. Quirici is a recipient of t
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