Beyond the Overcoming Narrative: The Culture and Politics of Disability

Beyond the Overcoming Narrative: The Culture and Politics of Disability

What does it mean to be disabled? What does it mean to be abled? This talk explores the meaning of disability in contemporary society and ways of thinking about disability that go beyond the “super-crip” or overcoming narrative. Dr. Ken Betsalel and Dr. Heidi Kelley will raise issues concerning the social construction of disability, including the important disability civil rights movement, and consider how the definition of disability varies cross-culturally. They will also consider how disability affects the lives of men and women differently, as well as the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act in changing the lives of people with disabilities.

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Slide projector, VCR, monitor