Learning About Ableism
June 12, 2014 10:17 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in knowing more about ableism (its central theories, history, politics, etc). Frankly, I'm very ignorant of the subject at present. I've tried researching on my own, but have come up nearly empty in terms of finding thorough sites, blogs, books -- anything, really. Disability rights is also something I'd like to learn about, though I'm so ignorant of that subject as well that I'm not sure of the overlap between that and ableism.
posted by rue72 to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
What I'm looking for is a primer or (better yet) a central cannon, but I'd also be interested in resources beyond that (organizations, podcasts, tumblr blogs, libraries/museums/sights, anything). If there's anything that I could read up on about the intersection between housing/construction and/or emergency preparedness and ableism or disability rights, that would be of special interest to me. However, like I said, I'm still basically ignorant of the theories or history or politics of ableism (and/or of disability rights) altogether, so much more general stuff is perfectly fine, and mostly what I'm looking for in the first place. Also, if you're so inclined, please feel free to educate me right here on the green!