Marginalized in Academia: A Guide to Disability Studies: Intersectionality in Disability Studies
What is intersectionality?
Intersectionality refers to the overlapping connection of social groups and their experiences. Race, class, and gender are the most commonly discussed groups, but other marginalized groups may also be included.
Disability is experienced differently within various social groups. A critical approach to disability studies is necessary to understand that experiences of disability are not universal. Such experiences may look radically different for women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people of color who face other forms of discrimination in addition to ableism.
Women and Disability
- Lucy Gwin Collection - UMass AmherstLucy Gwin was a writer and disability rights activist in the 20th century. She was the founder of Mouth Magazine, a publication for disability recognition and advocation. This digital collection from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has more than 200 pieces of writing and correspondence from Gwin, showcasing her work for disability rights.
Disability and LGBTQ+ Identities
- Archives of Sexuality and Gender This link opens in a new windowThis resource brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/Aids crisis, and more.
- Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability [electronic resource]This non-fiction book explores the intersection of queer experience and disability.
BIPOC and Disability
- Black Disability Studies Pedagogy - DSQAn introduction to work done by the National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC) to develop an academic space for discussion of Black experiences with disability
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