The fifth edition of The Disability Studies Reader addresses the post-identity theoretical landscape by emphasizing questions of interdependency and independence, the human-animal relationship, and issues around the construction or materiality of gender, the body, and sexuality. Selections explore the underlying biases of medical and scientific experiments and explode the binary of the sound and the diseased mind. The collection addresses physical disabilities, but as always investigates issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities as well. Featuring a new generation of scholars who are dealing with the most current issues, the fifth edition continues the Reader’s tradition of remaining timely, urgent, and critical.

part |2 pages

Part II: The Politics of Disability

part |2 pages

Part III: Stigma and Illness

chapter 9|12 pages

Selections from Stigma

chapter 10|15 pages

Stigma: An Enigma Demystified

part |2 pages

Part IV: Theorizing Disability

chapter 13|9 pages

The Social Model of Disability

chapter 14|15 pages

Narrative Prosthesis

chapter 15|13 pages

Aesthetic Nervousness

chapter 20|23 pages

At the Same Time, Out of Time: Ashley X

part |2 pages

Part VII: Fiction, Memoir, and Poetry

chapter 35|11 pages

Stones in My Pockets, Stones in My Heart

chapter 36|13 pages

Unspeakable Conversations

chapter 38|7 pages

Selections from Planet of the Blind

chapter 39|2 pages

‘‘The Magic Wand’’

chapter 40|3 pages

‘‘Biohack Manifesto’’