RDS Volume 8, No. 2

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    Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2012) Erlen, Jonathon
    The information for this section of RDS is provided by Jonathon Erlen of the University of Pittsburgh. A full list of disability-related dissertation abstracts may be found at http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/guides/histmed/dissertations/
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    Book Review: Historicizing Fat in Anglo-American Culture
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2012) Kirkland, Anna
    Title: Historicizing Fat in Anglo-American Culture Author: Edited by Elena Levy-Navarro Reviewer: Anna Kirkland, University of Michigan Publisher: Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University Press, 2010 ISBN: 0814211356 Hardcover: $49.95, 254 pages
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    Book Review: The Stress of Combat, the Combat of Stress: Changing Strategies Towards Ex-Service Men and Women
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2012) Li, Katherine
    Title: The Stress of Combat, the Combat of Stress: Changing Strategies Towards Ex-Service Men and Women Author: Roy Brook Reviewer: Katherine Li Publisher: Eastbourne, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2010 Cost: Hard Cover, $32.50; Soft Cover, $24.95 from Amazon. 344 pages ISBN: 978-1-84519-407-9
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    Conceptualizing the “Dis” of Our Abilities: A Heuristic Phenomenology
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2012) Buffington-Adams, Jamie
    Social conceptions of disabilities rely on a positivist construction of a singular common normalcy which allows for the other-ing and subsequent devaluing of individuals who fall outside of that norm. Such devaluing and marginalization begins with and is evidenced in the very label disability and continues down a linguistically slippery slope of deviance and abnormalities until those being labeled as disabled can easily be conceived of as less than fully human. Nowhere, perhaps, is this phenomenon more poignantly played out than in schools, the very places that, ironically, purport to leave no child behind. Guided by the voice of a character living with cerebral palsy and through the auspices of a heuristic phenomenology, I describe how my students and I, as individuals labeled with disabilities, experience, understand, and negotiate our differences within the confines of an education system rife with the pressures of standardization. In doing so, I shed light on the ways in which standardization dehumanizes individuals with differences, and I attempt to recapture my students’ full humanity.
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    Education of Children with Disabilities as Constructed within a Russian Newspaper for Teachers
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2012) Oreshkina, Maria J. ; Lester, Jessica Nina ; Judge, Sharon
    This study explored the ways in which the varied meanings of the education of children with disabilities were discursively constructed in a Russian newspaper for teachers, the Teacher’s Gazette. We identified three articles addressing issues related to children with disabilities. Based on our analysis, we identified the use of two broad discourses: special education as separate and special education as inclusive. In our discussion of the findings, we point to the importance of giving voice to children with disabilities and engaging with children with disabilities and their families in constructing new imaginings of what education might be.