Award Winning Books: Disability Studies

Accessible Citizenships

Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico

Julie Avril Minich

MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Cultural Studies, 2015

How disability provides a new perspective on our understanding of the nation and the citizen

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.5

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Allies and Obstacles

Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities

Allison C. Carey, Pamela Block, and Richard K. Scotch

Outstanding Publication Award from the Disability & Society section of the American Sociological Association, 2022
Allison Carey, recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Career in the Sociology of Disability from the Disability and Society section of the American Sociological Association
Scholarly Achievement Award for a Book, North Central Sociological Association, 2021

Addresses the nature and history of activism by parents of people with disabilities, and its complex relationship to activism by disabled leaders

348 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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The Disability Rights Movement

From Charity to Confrontation

Doris Zames Fleischer and Frieda Zames

Frieda Zames is the recipient of the Eileen Healy Public Service Award, 2003

A newly updated account of the struggle for disability rights in the U.S.

360 pages | 7 x 10

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Disability and Passing

Blurring the Lines of Identity

Edited by Jeffrey A. Brune and Daniel J. Wilson

Contributor Dea H. Bolster, won the Disability History Association Award for Best Book Chapter, 2015

Why passing is a crucial concept in disability studies

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 halftone

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Final Negotiations

A Story of Love, Loss, and Chronic Illness
Revised and Expanded Edition

Carolyn Ellis

International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Best Book Award, 2019

A poignant autoethnography that reflects back forty years on loving someone chronically ill

416 pages | 6 x 9

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On the Margins of Citizenship

Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America

Allison C. Carey

Scholarly Achievement Award for a Book, North Central Sociological Association, 2010
Allison Carey, recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Career in the Sociology of Disability from the Disability and Society section of the American Sociological Association

The history of civil rights for people with intellectual disabilities in 20th century America

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures

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Vulnerable Constitutions

Queerness, Disability, and the Remaking of American Manhood

Cynthia Barounis

2020 Piepmeier Book Prize Winner, National Women's Studies Association

Presents an alternative queer-crip genealogy of American masculinity in the twentieth century

278 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 halftones

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Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability

Paul K. Longmore

Honorable Mention in the category of Disability Rights, Gustavus Myers Book Award, 2004
Paul Longmore was selected by the American Association of People with Disabilities to receive The Henry B. Betts Award, 2004

"Personal inclination made me a historian. Personal encounter with public policy made me an activist."

288 pages | 6 x 9

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A World without Words

The Social Construction of Children Born Deaf and Blind

David Goode

Co-winner of the John Horton Cooley Book Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1995

Exploring communication with children born deaf-blind

336 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 tables, 1 figs.

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