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Summer Roundup: Inhabitable Worlds, Part Two

Continuing our summer roundups, today we are highlighting a second set of essays from our Inhabitable Worlds series, brought to us by editors Michele Friedner and Emily Cohen. Inhabitable Worlds is a series that examines the theoretical tools and approaches that scholars bring to the study of disability in the social sciences and humanities.

 

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Regulations versus hierarchies: Commuters

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Graphic Medicine Manifesto

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In organizing the 6th Annual Conference of Comics and Medicine, I frequently heard the refrain “Comics and medicine? What’s that? How do those two things go together?” Indeed, I even heard that comment from the comic book store manager whom I had asked to sell selected books at the conference. The Graphic Medicine Manifesto (2015) is a brilliant response …

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Waiting in the face of bare life

Advocates of a more robust democratic citizenship in Brazil often point bitterly to the frequent practice of cutting ahead of others in line. Such line-cutting, they lament, indicates a popular attachment to hierarchy and a disregard of one’s fellow citizens. Democratic citizenship, so this line of thought goes, inheres in one’s respect for the stranger’s time, body and life-world, a …

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The rise of developmental science: Debates on health and humanity – A Special Issue of Social Science and Medicine

Shaping the modern child: Genealogies and ethnographies of developmental science
Dominique P. Béhague, Samuel Lézé

Introductory article. No abstract.

Fertile bodies, immature brains?: A genealogical critique of neuroscientific claims regarding the adolescent brain and of the global fight against adolescent motherhood
Ofra Koffman

This article presents a critique of neuroscientific claims regarding the adolescent brain and the suggestion that adolescent …

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The Americans with Disabilities Act After 25 Years – A Special Issue of Disability Studies Quarterly

Twenty-Five Years After the ADA: Situating Disability in America’s System of Stratification
Michelle Maroto, David Pettinicchio

Americans with disabilities represent a significant proportion of the population. Despite their numbers and the economic hardships they face, disability is often excluded from general sociological studies of stratification and inequality. To address some of these omissions, this paper focuses on employment and earnings …