It was my honor and pleasure to contribute a chapter to this new book, written by my colleague and friend, dr. Michelle Nario-Redmond. Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice is a text I wish I could have read as an undergraduate student, trying to wrap my head around the root causes of the exclusion I know so well.
Synopsis from the website:
Ableism, prejudice against disabled people stereotyped as incompetent and dependent, can elicit a range of reactions that include fear, contempt, pity, and inspiration. Current literature— often narrowly focused on a specific aspect of the subject or limited in scope to psychoanalytic tradition—fails to examine the many origins and manifestations of ableism. Filling a significant gap in the field, Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice is the first work to synthesize classic and contemporary studies on the evolutionary, ideological, and cognitive-emotional sources of ableism. This comprehensive volume examines new manifestations of ableism, summarizes the state of research on disability prejudice, and explores real-world personal accounts and interventions to illustrate the various forms and impacts of ableism
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