The past few years have seen a wave of new studies relating broadly to disability and the body, and I’m woefully behind on my reading. Although many of the books listed below are not by anthropologists, they relate closely to many of the dominant themes in my work and would likely be useful for anyone interested in the anthropology of disability. Here’s a closer look at my summer reading list, in no particular order:
The Question of Access: Disability, Space, Meaning (Tanya Titchkisky, 2011)
Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back (Harilyn Rousso, 2013)
Staring: How We Look (Rosemarie Garland-Thomas, 2009)
Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery (Rachel Adams, 2013)
Sex and Disability (Robert McRuer and Anna Mollow, 2012)
Feminist, Queer, Crip (Alison Kafer, 2013)
Additional suggestions are welcome and encouraged!