Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television

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McFarland #ad - The book as a whole is designed to be accessible to readers new to disability studies while also contributing significantly to the field. The first includes critical readings of narrative film and television. The essays are divided into two parts. An introduction gives background on disability studies and appendices provide a filmography and a list of suggested reading.

The second includes contributions on documentaries, biopics and autobiographically-informed films. This collection of 19 new essays by 21 authors from the united states, the UK, Canada, Australia and India focuses on contemporary film and television 1989 to the present from those countries as well as from China, Korea, Thailand and France.

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This Mournable Body: A Novel

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Graywolf Press #ad - But at every turn in her attempt to make a life for herself, she is faced with a fresh humiliation, until the painful contrast between the future she imagined and her daily reality ultimately drives her to a breaking point. In this mournable body, tsitsi dangarembga returns to the protagonist of her acclaimed first novel, Nervous Conditions, to examine how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can sour over time and become a bitter and floundering struggle for survival.

. As a last resort, tambudzai takes an ecotourism job that forces her to return to her parents’ impoverished homestead. A searing novel about the obstacles facing women in Zimbabwe, by one of the country’s most notable authorsAnxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai finds herself living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare.

This Mournable Body: A Novel #ad - It is this homecoming, in dangarembga’s tense and psychologically charged novel, that culminates in an act of betrayal, revealing just how toxic the combination of colonialism and capitalism can be. For reasons that include her grim financial prospects and her age, she moves to a widow’s boarding house and eventually finds work as a biology teacher.

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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel

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Algonquin Books #ad - The bond between them strengthens as they embark on a road trip to visit Trev’s ailing father--a journey rerouted by a series of bizarre roadside attractions that propel them into an impulsive adventure disrupted by one birth, two arrests, a freakish dust storm, and a six-hundred-mile cat-and-mouse pursuit by a mysterious brown Buick Skylark.

Hoping to find a new direction, he enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving, where he will learn to take care of people with disabilities. By the end of that journey, Trev has had his first taste of love, and Ben has found a new reason to love life. Bursting with energy and filled with moments of absolute beauty, this big-hearted and inspired novel ponders life’s terrible surprises as well as what it takes to truly care for another human being.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel #ad - But when ben is assigned his first client--a tyrannical nineteen-year-old boy named Trevor, who is in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy--he soon discovers that the endless service checklists have done nothing to prepare him for the reality of caring for a fiercely stubborn, sexually frustrated teenager who has an ax to grind with the whole world.

He is instructed about professionalism, about how to keep an emotional distance between client and provider, and about the art of inserting catheters while avoiding liability. Over time, evolves into a close friendship, the relationship between Ben and Trev, which had begun with mutual misgivings, and the traditional boundaries between patient and caregiver begin to blur.

For ben benjamin, his family, all has been lost--his wife, his home, his livelihood. In the revised fundamentals of caregiving releasing june 24, 2016 as a netflix original film titled the fundamentals of Caring, has crafted a novel of the heart, starring Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez, Jonathan Evison, author of the new novel This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and the New York Times bestseller West of Here, a story of unlikely heroes in a grand American landscape.

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Challenger Deep

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HarperTeen #ad - Laurie halse anderson, sensitive, award-winning author of Speak, calls Challenger Deep "a brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening, and powerful. National book award and golden kite award winnera captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page,  Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

Caden bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images.

Challenger Deep #ad - Caden bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn. Challenger deep is a deeply powerful and personal novel from one of today's most admired writers for teens.

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Representing Disability in an Ableist World

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#ad - Towson university journalism professor Beth A. Haller's 20 years of research into disability and mass media inform this one-of-a-kind collection on advertising, news, entertainment television, film and Internet new media. Ideal for disability studies students and researchers as well as disability activists.

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Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice

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Arsenal Pulp Press #ad - Care work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a tool kit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind.

. In this collection of essays, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, and brown people, Black, Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, trans, with knowledge and gifts for all.

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice #ad - Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms.

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Never Let Me Go

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Vintage #ad - Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is modern classic. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. From the winner of the nobel prize in literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.

And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. As children kathy, ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside.

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Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People

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Disability Visibility Project #ad - The time is now! "get this book right now! Resistance and Hope is the disability justice Bible you've been waiting for. Edited by alice wong, resistance and Hope will transform the way you think about activism, founder of the Disability Visibility Project, leadership and social justice. How do we fight back in an era of uncertainty, self care, institutionalized cruelty, and the politics of Trump in a series of provocative, the authors explore resistance, and widespread tolerance for ableism and hate? Written in 2017, disability rights and justice, hope, challenging essays.

They bring the power of intersectional cross-platform organizing and the strength found through mutual accountability to words that will help you define the resistance you want to fight for, not just the harm you want to react against. I am proud to know alice Wong, who is someone dedicated to telling these stories with authenticity and integrity.

Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People #ad - Blair imani, author of modern herstory and founder of Equality for HERANTHOLOGY CONTRIBUTORSLydia X. Heard is the only organization in the nation that works to correct and prevent wrongful convictions of D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals. For more about HEARD: http://www. Behearddc. Org. Neumeiernaomi ortizVictoria Rodríguez-RoldánVilissa K.

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A Disability History of the United States REVISIONING HISTORY Book 2

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Beacon Press #ad - By doing so, the book casts new light on familiar stories, such as slavery and immigration, while breaking ground about the ties between nativism and oralism in the late nineteenth  century and the role of ableism in the development of democracy. A disability history of the united states pulls from primary-source documents and social histories to retell American history through the eyes, words, and impressions of the people who lived it.

In other ways, however, it is a radical repositioning of US history. Engrossing and profound, a disability history of the United States fundamentally reinterprets how we view our nation’s past: from a stifling master narrative to a shared history that encompasses us all. As historian and disability scholar nielsen argues, to understand disability history isn’t to narrowly focus on a series of individual triumphs but rather to examine mass movements and pivotal daily events through the lens of varied experiences.

A Disability History of the United States REVISIONING HISTORY Book 2 #ad - In many ways, it’s a familiar telling. Throughout the book, nielsen deftly illustrates how concepts of disability have deeply shaped the American experience—from deciding who was allowed to immigrate to establishing labor laws and justifying slavery and gender discrimination. Covering the entirety of us history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the first book to place the experiences of people with disabilities at the center of the American narrative.

The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation.

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