Crip Authorship: Disability as Method


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New York University Press
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7.0 X 10.0 X 0.88 inches | 1.95 pounds

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About the Author

Mara Mills (Editor)
Mara Mills is Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where she co-founded and co-directs the Center for Disability Studies. She is co-editor of Testing Hearing: The Making of Modern Aurality and (with Rebecca Sanchez) the republication of Pauline Leader's And No Birds Sing.

Rebecca Sanchez (Editor)
Rebecca Sanchez is Professor of English and director of the disability studies program at Fordham University. She is the author of Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature and (with Mara Mills) co-editor of the republication of Pauline Leader's And No Birds Sing.


"Crip Authorship moves directly into the most urgent debates in critical disability studies, focusing on questions of methodology, race, queerness, cross-disability solidarity, and what it means to make or publish crip work. An extraordinary array of authors, both emerging and well-known, contribute original pieces and provoke thrilling new conversations. This remarkable volume will be of interest to readers across many fields and methodological orientations. Crip Authorship argues for, and also demonstrates, the powerful interdisciplinarity of crip scholarship and its potential to work toward greater justice."-- "Margaret Price, author of Crip Spacetime"
"This is a fantastic, urgent, singular, and kaleidoscopic book. Crip Authorship uses disability to explode the very idea of method: this is a book about research, but also about writing, thinking, publishing, and inhabiting. Crip Authorship is essential reading for any scholar who does anything with disability in their work; it is even more essential reading for those who don't. This is a field-changing collection."-- "Jonathan Sterne, author of Diminished Faculties: A Political Phenomenology of Impairment"
"This field-changing collection is theoretically sophisticated and politically charged! This book crucially shows how disability is not only an identity formation, but also a method to revise how we write, critique, and enact change. The collection most importantly engages disability as it relates to race, the non-West, colonialism, sexuality, gender identity, and class, offering an exciting and much needed model for our field. This text redefines how we theorize, imagine, and produce disability."-- "Hentyle Yapp, University of California, San Diego"
"This illuminating collection of essays focuses on the variety and value of crip creation, methodology, writing and research. With contributions from Mel Y Chen, Jaipreet Virdi, Emily Lim Rogers, Ellen Samuels and many more, it is urgent and original."--Karla Strand "Ms. Magazine"