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Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity Paperback – May 17 2013

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Temple University Press (May 17 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439909806
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439909805
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #839,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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 "Disability and Passing, cuts to the heart of disability identity, revealing as never before the centrality of passing to how disabled people think about themselves. Brune and Wilson’s collection demands a spot on everyone's bookshelf." --Tobin Siebers, University of Michigan

"Disability and Passing is innovative in its use of disability to analyze both the acts and ideologies of passing from a wide range of theoretical, topical, and disciplinary perspectives. The essays are strong and smart—some are brilliant."--Kim E. Nielsen, Professor of Disability Studies and History, University of Toledo, and author of A Disability History of the United States 

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Passing—an act usually associated with disguising race—also relates to disability. Whether a person classified as mentally ill struggles to suppress aberrant behavior to appear "normal" or a person falsely claims a disability to gain some advantage, passing is a pervasive and much discussed phenomenon. Nevertheless, Disability and Passing is the first anthology to examine this issue. 

The editors and contributors to this volume explore the intersections of disability, race, gender, and sexuality as these various aspects of identity influence each other and make identity fluid.  They argue that the line between disability and normality is blurred, discussing disability as an individual identity and as a social category. And they discuss the role of stigma in decisions about whether or not to pass.

Focusing on the United States from the nineteenth century to the present, the essays in Disability and Passing speak to the complexity of individual decisions about passing and open the conversation for broader discussion. 

Contributors include:  Dea Boster, Allison Carey, Peta Cox, Kristen Harmon, David Linton, Michael Rembis, and the editors.

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