Black and white photo of wheelchair dancer Alice Shepard, with Alice, a white woman, on the ground and her wheelchair in the air.

Resources: Art of Flourishing Public Events Series

The organizers of the Art of Flourishing suggest these resources as background reading for the entire series of events. Additional resources for each event can be found here.

Adams, Rachel et al. Eds. Keywords in Disability Studies. New York: NYU Press, 2015.

Alexander, John M. Capabilities and Social Justice. Ashgate, 2008.

Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics, trans. H. Rackham, Harvard University Press, 1926.

Bauman, H-Dirksen and Joseph J. Murray. Eds. Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Baynton, Douglas C. Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Barnes, Elizabeth. The Minority Body. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Berube, Michael. Life As We Know It. A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child. Vintage Press, 1998.

Black, Sheila, Jennifer Bartlett, and Michael Northern. Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2012.

Borgmann, Albert. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life. University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Brune, Jeffrey A. and Daniel J Wilson. Eds. Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2013.

Burch, Susan. Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Campbell, Fiona Kumari. Contours of Ableism: The Production of Disability and Abledness. Palgrave, 2009.

Carlson, Licia. The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.

Chen, Mel. Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.

Clare, Eli. Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1999.

_____. Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure. Durum: Duke University Press, 2017.

Cohen, Susan and Christina Cosgrove. Normal at Any Cost: Tall Girls, Short Boys, and

the Medical Industry’s Quest to Manipulate Height. New York: Penguin, 2009.

Couser, G. Thomas. Signifying Bodies: Disability in Contemporary Life Writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009.

_____. Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing. New York: Cornell University Press, 2004.

_____. Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing. Madison, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Davidson, Michael. Concerto for Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Davis, Lennard J. Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body. New York: Verso, 1995.

____. Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest Minority in the US Its Rights. Beacon Books, 2015.

Deutsch, Helen and Felicity Nussbaum. Eds. Defects: Engendering the Modern Body. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Nancy Eiesland, The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1994.

Erevelles, Nirmala. Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Enabling a Transformative Body Politic. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2011.

Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: The Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Clash of Two Cultures. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997.

Finger, Anne. Call Me Ahab. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Fink, Sheri. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. New York: Crown, 2013.

Fletcher, Guy. 2015. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-Being. New York: Routledge.

Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie. Staring: How We Look. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

______ . Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and

Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Groce, Nora. Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1985.

Hall, Kim Q. Ed. Feminist Disability Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.

Hanks, Craig. Ed. Technology and Values: Essential Readings. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Hamraie, Aimi. Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Johnson, Harriet McBryde. Too Late to Die Young: Nearly True Tales from a Life. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2005.

Johnson, Merri Lisa. Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2010.

Kafer, Alison. Feminist, Queer, Crip. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.

Kaplan, David M. Ed. Readings in the Philosophy of Technology. Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

Kittay, Eva. Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Kleege, Georgina. More Than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

_____. Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2006

_____. Sight Unseen. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Kudlick, Catherine and Zina Weygand, trans. Reflections: The Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post Revolutionary France. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

Lane, Harlan. When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf. Vintage, 1989.

Linton, Simi. Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity. New York: New York University Press, 1998.

Longmore, Paul K. Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability. Philadelphia: Temple University, 2003.

_______. The New Disability History, ed. Paul Longmore and Laura Umansky, 33–57. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

Mairs, Nancy. Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled. Boston: Beacon Press.

McRuer, Robert, Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability. New York: New York University Press, 2006.

_______. and Anna Mollow. Eds. Sex and Disability. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Michalko, Rod. The Difference Disability Makes. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002.

Millett-Gallant, Ann. The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2010.

Mitchell, David T. and Sharon L. Snyder, Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Murphy, Robert. The Body Silent: The Different World of the Disabled. New York: Norton, 1990.

Murray, Stuart. Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination. Cambridge: Liverpool University Press, 2008.

Nazeer, Kamran. Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism. New York: Bloomsbury, 2006.

Nielsen, Kim. A Disability History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012.

Nussbaum, Martha. Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach. Belknap Press, 2011.

Ott, Katherine and David Serlin. Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics. New York University Press, 2002.

Carol Padden and Tom Humphries. Eds. Inside Deaf Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.

Parens, Erik. Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking. Oxford University Press, 2015.

_____. and Adrienne Asch. Eds. Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights. Georgetown. 1998. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2007.

_____. and Josephine Johnston. Eds. Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing. Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019.

Paul, Ellen Frankel, Fred D. Miller, and Jeffrey Paul. Eds. Human Flourishing. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Price, Margaret. Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011.

Pullin, Graham. Design Meets Disability. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.

Reynolds, Joel Michael. Ethics After Ableism: Disability, Pain, and the History of Morality. University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming.

Sandell, Richard, Jocelyn Dodd, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. Eds. Re-Presenting Disability: Agency and Activism in the Museum. London and New York: Routledge, 2010.

Saverese, Ralph. Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption. Other Press, 2007.

Schweik, Susan. The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public. New York: New York University Press, 2009.

Scully, Jackie Leach. Disability Bioethics: Moral Bodies, Moral Difference. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.

Serlin, David. Replaceable You: Engineering the Body in Postwar America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Shakespeare, Tom. Disability Rights and Wrongs. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Siebers, Tobin. Disability Aesthetics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010.

______. Disability Theory. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Simplican, Stacy Clifford. The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Snyder, Sharon L. and David T. Mitchell. Cultural Locations of Disability. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Solomon, Andrew. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity. New York: Scribner, 2012.

Stiker, Henri Jacques. The History of Disability. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Straus, Joeph. Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Taylor, Sunara. Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation. New York: the New Press, 2017.

Titchkosky, Tanya. The Question of Access. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Tremain, Shelley, Ed. Foucault and the Government of Disability. University of Michicgan Press, 2005.

Wendell, Susan. Rejected Bodies: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability (New York: Routledge, 1996.

Winner, Langdon. The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology. University of Chicago Press, 1989.

(Pictured above: Alice Sheppard, in her wheelchair, rolls into a shoulder stand. Photo by Britten Traughber)