Back in the days of 2017 and 2018, while I was writing my Honours thesis on disability representation in YA fiction, I added a lot of Disability Studies books to my TBR. I read a pretty decent number of them, but a lot of them stayed on my TBR because I couldn’t get copies.
Since then, of course, I’ve added more. So today I’m showing you all the ones still on my TBR. A few disclaimers first; I obviously haven’t read any of these so I cannot speak to their quality. Disability Studies can be a field wrought with triggering discussions, so please do your research on any of these that catch your eye. And finally, this excludes any books I actually have on my shelves but hopefully I’ll eventually get to speak about those.
Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities by Sharon L. Snyder, Brenda Jo Brueggemann and Rosemarie Garland Thomson // No Pity by Joseph P. Shapiro // Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability by Robert McRuer // Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body by Rosemarie Garland Thomson // Forgotten Crimes: The Holocaust and People With Disabilities by Suzanne E. Evans // Too Late to Die Young by Harriet McBryde Johnson
Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment by James I. Charlton // Moving Over the Edge: Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap by Pamela K. Walker // Disability Theory by Tobin Siebers // Staring: How We Look by Rosemarie Garland Thomson // Feminist Disability Studies by Kim Q. Hall
Feminist Queer Crip by Alison Kafer // The Disability Rights Movement by Doris Zames Fleischer and Frieda Zames // Disability, Deformity and Disease in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Ann Schmiesing // Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation by Eli Clare // The Minority Body by Elizabeth Barnes
Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman // Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepa-Samarasinha // Bodies of Truth by Dinty W. Moore, Erin Murphy and Renee K. Nicholson // Resistance and Hope by Alice Wong // Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History by Jaipreet Virdi
Have you read any of these? Are any of these going on your TBR?