"Tobin Siebers' Disability Theory is an important book for contemporary Disability Studies. It is important not only for its often provocative explorations of such pressing issues as pain, sexuality, and human rights, but also because Siebers is a major participant in one of the most vigorous debates within the field at the present time—the question of methodology and how we do Disability Studies in the humanities. This is a book with a clear agenda: to counter the critiques of identity politics that have emerged among disability scholars."
—Clare Barker, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
"Disability Theory is a passionate book that would be a good choice for introducing advanced undergraduate or graduate students to new ways of thinking about disability..."
—Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, JAC
"Thoughtful, engaging, and wide-reaching ... a welcome contribution to a field still endeavoring to establish disability as a topic of theoretical discourse rather than medical intervention."
Co-Winner: 2009 University of Michigan Press Book Award
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