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Don't call me inspirational : a disabled feminist talks back

Author: Harilyn Rousso
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A disabled woman confronts body image, sexuality, bias, discrimination and condescension as she fashions an independent and fulfilling life


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Genre/Form: Biografías
Named Person: Harilyn Rousso
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harilyn Rousso
ISBN: 9781439909379 1439909377
OCLC Number: 916516125
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: xiii, 209 páginas ; 24 cm
Contents: ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsI Close Encounters with the Clueless1 Who's Harilyn?2 Birth, Mine3 Close Encounters with the Clueless4 The Beggar and the Cripple5 The Stare 6 Always the Other 7 Why I am Not Inspirational8 HomeII On Leaving Home9 Wedding Day, 193310 Dancing11 Exploding Beans12 My Sister13 Adolescent Conversation14 On Leaving Home15 Hideous Shoes16 Driving High17 Eli18 My Father, Myself19 Driving away from HomeIII On Not Looking in the Mirror20 Walk Straight!21 On Not Looking in the Mirror22 Facing My Face23 Meditations on Speech and Silence24 Daring Digits25 Right-Hand Painting26 Being Only One: Some Meditations on SolitudeIV What's a Woman?27 What's a Woman?28 He Was the One29 Blank Page30 Buying the Wedding Dress31 First Date32 First Night33 Mixed Couple34 Sylvester35 Faces of Eve36 Tough Bird37 Hand in HandV Why Claim Disability?38 Finding My Way 39 Keeping the Distance40 That "Inspirational" Label41 Token of Approval42 Disabled Women's Community43 The Story of Betty, Revisited44 Listening to Myself45 Activist Sisters46 Toilet Troubles47 My Mentoring Project48 Why Claim Disability?49 Broken Silences50 Eulogy for My Nondisabled Self51 Eulogy for My Freakish Self52 Ode to My Disabled Self
Other Titles: Do not call me inspirational
Responsibility: Harilyn Rousso.


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