Jun 25

The first interdisciplinary book taking a contextual approach to the developing health needs of women with intellectual disabilities. It considers the social, economic and political contexts of health promotion. Its concise but comprehensive evidence base makes it a unique, reliable source for a wide readership….

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Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities

May 28

In 1976 Gelya Frank began writing about the life of Diane DeVries, a woman born with all the physical and mental equipment she would need to live in our society–except arms and legs. Frank was 28 years old, DeVries 26. This remarkable book–by turns moving, funny, and revelatory–records the relationship that developed between the women over the next twenty years. An empathic listener and participant in DeVries’s life, and a scholar of the feminis… More >>

Venus on Wheels: Two Decades of Dialogue on Disability, Biography, and Being Female in America

May 22

No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all. If you suffer about your relationship with food—you eat too much or too little, think about what you will eat constantly or try not to think about it at all—you can be free. Just look down at your plate. The answers are there. Don’t run. Look. Because when we welcome what we most want to avoid, we contact the part of ourselves that is fresh and alive. We touch t… More >>

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

May 18

The first critical study of personal narrative by women with disabilities, Unruly Bodies examines how contemporary writers use life writing to challenge cultural stereotypes about disability, gender, embodiment, and identity. Writers discussed include Nancy Mairs, Lucy Grealy, Georgina Kleege, Connie Panzarino, Eli Clare, Anne Finger, Denise Sherer Jacobson, and May Sarton…. More >>

Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities

May 13

Gendering Disability

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Disability and gender are becoming increasingly complex in light of recent politics and scholarship. This volume provides findings not only about the discrimination practised against women and people with disabilities, but also about the productive parallelism between the two categories…. More >>

Gendering Disability

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