disability studies methodology

Inside Higher Ed piece by ‘Mad at School’ author is on scholarly job hunt for those with mental disabilities

by University of Michigan Press February 15, 2011

Margaret Price, author of Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life, recently had a piece in Inside Higher Ed on how difficult the academic job search process can be for those with mental disabilities and how it might become more accessible. “If this system were revised to become more accessible for academics with mental disabilities, all members of the academic world would benefit,” she wrote. “A few relatively simple changes would have dramatic impact.” The full article is available online. Price has been in the news recently, with a story about her work appearing in the Chronicle […]

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‘Mad At School’ author responds to debate over mental disability on campus

by University of Michigan Press February 14, 2011

This blog entry, written by Mad at School author Margaret Price, is the second of three posts on mental disabilities in the college setting. For the first post on the Chronicle of Higher Education story, please click here. Killer Dichotomies: Ir/rational, Crazy/Sane, Dangerous/Not There are a number of conversations about Mad at School going on now. I am happy to see all of them—even those that contain opinions I strongly disagree with—because at least we are now having this conversation. Over the past week, I’ve been reading Benjamin Reiss’s “Campus Security and the Specter of Mental-Health Profiling,” along with its […]

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Students and faculty with mental disabilities find their privacy under fire; new book, Chronicle of Higher Education story cover the issue

by Trade Marketing February 10, 2011

Mental disability is a topic of fast-growing interest in all spheres of American culture, including popular, governmental, aesthetic, and academic. Margaret Price’s Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life explores the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in the setting of U.S. higher education. Scholar and disabilities activist Margaret Price asks: How might our education practices change if we understood disability to incorporate the disabled mind? In an article published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, professor and author Benjamin Reiss writes, “Margaret Price makes clear in her book, Mad at School, influential voices are […]

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