“Disability Theory is just the book we’ve been waiting for. Clear Tobin Siebers persuasively argues that disability studies transfigures basic. Disability Theory, Tobin Siebers (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, pages). Reviewed by Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Miami University of Ohio. Tobin Siebers’. “Disability Theoryis just the book we’ve been waiting for. Tobin Siebers in some of the major debates of the last thirty years in critical and cultural theory.

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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 siebesr methodology and how we do Disability Studies in the humanities. This is eiebers book with a clear agenda: To find out more, please visit http: Authors Instructors Media Booksellers Librarians.


Boldly rethinks theoretical questions of the last thirty years from the vantage point of disability studies. Clear, cogent, compelling analyses of the tension between the ‘social model’ of disability and the material details of impairment; of identity politics and unstable identities; of capability rights and human interdependence; of disability and law, disability as masquerade, disability and sexuality, disability and democracy—they’re all here, in beautifully crafted and intellectually startling essays.

Disability Theory is a field-defining book: It will be controversial in a number of areas diaability will probably ruffle feathers both in disability studies as well disabilityy in realms of cultural theory.

And that’s all to the good. Siebers has written a powerful manifesto that calls theory to account and forces readers to think beyond our comfort zones.

Disability Theory

Intelligent, provocative, and challenging, Disability Theory revolutionizes the terrain of theory by providing indisputable evidence of the value and utility that a disability studies perspective can bring to key critical and cultural questions. Tobin Siebers persuasively argues that disability studies siebesr basic assumptions about identity, ideology, language, politics, social oppression, and the body.

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At the same time, he advances the emerging field of disability studies by putting its core issues into contact with signal thinkers in cultural studies, literary theory, queer theory, gender studies, and critical race theory. Tobin Siebers is V.

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