RDS Volume 9, No. 2 & 3

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    Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) 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: Lovers Lame
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) Brown, Steven E.
    Author: Robert Rudney Reviewer: Steven E. Brown, Ph.D. Publisher: Port Charlotte, FL: Booklocker.com, 2012 Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-61434-962-4 Cost: Paperback: $29.95, 270 pages; E-book: $8.99
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    Book Review: Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) Crockett, Charmaine
    Authors: Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson Reviewer: Charmaine Crockett Publisher: New York: St. Martin’s Griffin 2012. ISBN #s: Hardcover: 9780312581824; Trade Paperback: 9781250023254; Ebook: 9781429948883 Cost: Hardcover, $24,99; Trade Paperback, $15.99; ebook: $9.99.
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    Book Review: The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) McLaughlin, Amanda
    Author: Sally Chivers Reviewer: Amanda T. McLaughlin Publisher: Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011 Paper: ISBN: 978-0-8020-1104-7 Cost: $24.95 from the publisher, 240 pages
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    Book Review: The Problem Body, Projecting Disability on Film
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) Raphael, Raphael
    Title: The Problem Body, Projecting Disability on Film Reviewer: Raphael Raphael, PhD Editors: Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotic Publisher: Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2010. Hardcover: ISBN: 13978-0-8142-1124-3 Cost: $69.95; 239 pages (inclusive of index)(may find less expensive copy at online booksellers):(Also available in electronic form as PDF file): $9.95
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    Wheelchair Basketball Teams as “Second Families” in Highland Ecuador
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) Rattray, Nicholas
    This paper examines the concept of second families as social networks that complement primary families as forms of social support and identify formation. Based on analysis of narratives of three wheelchair basketball players, I argue that second families play a crucial role the performance of masculinity and personal development for physically disabled men.
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    Algorithms of Access: Immigrant Mothers Negotiating Educational Resources and Services for their Children
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) Wilgus, Gay ; Valle, Jan ; Ware, Linda
    This article draws upon the narratives of immigrant mothers (e.g., Japanese, Dominican, Filipina) of children with disabilities who reside in New York City. Common to each mother’s narrative is a description of her ongoing negotiation between cultural meanings of disability and the American conceptualization of disability and its institutionalized response to disability. In considering these narratives through a disability studies lens, we identify ways in which race, class, culture, and language impact immigrant mothers’ access to disability resources and services for themselves and their children.
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    Disablism and Diaspora: British Pakistani Families and Disabled Children
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) Goodley, Dan ; Runswick-Cole, Katherine ; Mahanoud, Uzma
    This paper explores the intersections of diaspora, disability and family. Drawing on qualitative interviews with the parents of three British Pakistani families we draw out three lines of enquiry. The first, disability and disavowal in Pakistan, explores parents’ relationship with ‘home’ and how this is complicated by the presence of disablism. The second, disability and the fight for care in Britain, explores the ways in which British Asian families are grounded not only in the cultures and traditions of their parents and the Asian subcontinent, but also in the social practices of Britain. The third, disability and diaspora - from isolation to ensembled caringscapes, examines the limits and possibilities offered through diaspora. One key affirmative element of this is the support of an extended family, which brings with it, the chance to look to the future with hope and possibility.
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    A Family Narration of Disability Experience in Iran
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) Goodrich, Negin H.
    Focusing on Mohsen Hosseini Taha, a person with cerebral palsy, and his family, this research explores the social and mental consequences of having a member with physical disability on a typical Iranian family. The oral narratives used in this research have been collected in a series of in-depth interviews with Mohsen, his parents, and his only sister, in 4 sessions or 10 hours of face-to-face interviews. The analysis of the interviews addresses several questions: How was Mohsen’s disability initially diagnosed and what were his parents’ first reactions? What have been the social obstacles facing Mohsen’s family’s efforts to practice a routine life within Iranian society? How has Mohsen’s disability affected his family’s life socially and mentally throughout the years? Finally, how well do core concepts of Western disability studies apply within a typical non-western family? The real names of the participants have been used with their permission.
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    What’s Behind the Curtain? A Family’s Search for an Inclusive Oz
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2013) Sauer, Janet
    Families are moving at ever increasing numbers. Relocating a family is challenging under any circumstance, but transitioning a child with a disability between schools, especially to new states or countries can be particularly difficult. When families seek full inclusion, the situation becomes more complex. This paper describes one American family’s journey through the moving process and how that process brought to the surface ways in which disability is socially and culturally constructed. Despite federal legislation in some countries regarding special education and the involvement of families, practices differ geographically, sometimes significantly, when determining eligibility, communicating with parents, and discussing how support services will be provided. The author - a parent, educational researcher, and instructor of pre-service teachers – asks questions throughout the family’s relocation and examines people’s “storylines” or habits of conversation (Gee, 1999) to get at underlying assumptions. Related research and implications for improving educational practices are discussed.