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Author Dolmage, Jay, author.

Title Academic ableism : disability and higher education / Jay Timothy Dolmage
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 244 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Corporealities
Contents Introduction -- Steep steps -- The retrofit -- Imaginary college students -- Universal design -- Disability on campus, on film: framing the failures of higher education -- Commencement
Summary "Academic Ableism brings together disability studies and institutional critique to recognize the ways that disability is composed in and by higher education, and rewrites the spaces, times, and economies of disability in higher education to place disability front and center. For too long, argues Jay Timothy Dolmage, disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of higher education encourages students and teachers alike to accentuate ability, valorize perfection, and stigmatize anything that hints at intellectual, mental, or physical weakness, even as we gesture toward the value of diversity and innovation. Examining everything from campus accommodation processes, to architecture, to popular films about college life, Dolmage argues that disability is central to higher education, and that building more inclusive schools allows better education for all"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-222) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed January 9, 2018)
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Subject College students with disabilities.
People with disabilities -- Education (Higher)
College students with disabilities.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Physical Impairments.
People with disabilities -- Education (Higher)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0472123416