Note: Enabling Disability: Disability Studies at UT Arlington conference happens today, October 17th: 12:30-5:00 pm in Chemistry and Physics Building (CPB) 303
This week we will continue exploring the impact of industrialization on notions of disability, the “fit citizen” or colonial subject, migration patterns, and experiences of people with disabilities and their families.
Please use the comment function to post two discussion questions about this week’s readings by Thursday at 2 pm. Focus on intriguing or controversial points in the readings that you think will spark discussion. Strong discussion questions are open-ended, engage with major points in author(s)’ arguments, and are not factual in nature.
Please also post one of the following:
- a short description (1-3 sentences) of your “muddiest point,” that is, what important point of the author’s argument did you have trouble grasping
- your “most interesting connection” for this week’s reading
If you refer to a specific point or quote in one of the readings, please provide the author and page number.
READINGS FOR OCTOBER 17
1) Julie Livingston, Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana (Indiana University Press, 2005)
2) Natalia Molina, “Medicalizing the Mexican: Immigration, Race, and Disability in the Early-Twentieth-Century United States,” Radical History Review 94 (Winter 2006): 22-37 (MavSpace)