Book Review: Brilliant Imperfection

Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure by Eli Clare, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017, 240 pages, £70. Reviewed by Dr. Sue Smith   Brilliant Imperfection is an elegant addition to the current topical debate concerning disability and cure written by disabled, transgender activist, Eli Clare. Combining personal memoir and acute observation with critical disability […]

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Book Review: Re-Thinking Autism

Re-Thinking Autism: Diagnosis, Identity and Equality. Runswick-Cole, Katherine, Mallett, Rebecca, and Sami Timimi (Eds.). London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2016.   Reviewed by Jennifer S. Singh Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia Tech and author of Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science   Is any stable and enduring definition of autism possible? […]

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Art Review: Visions of Multiple Sclerosis

  Hannah Laycocks’s Visions of Multiple Sclerosis: Perceiving Identity Reviewed by Shahd Alshammari, PhD.   When artists’ work is considered provocative, you usually think that their choice of subject is taboo. While certainly not “taboo”, the disabled body, and even more interestingly the “invisible disabled body”, in itself a paradox, is a subject that medical […]

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Book Review: Keywords for Disability Studies

Keywords for Disability Studies. Edited by Rachel Adams, Benjamin Reiss and David Serlin. New York University Press, 2015.   Reviewed by Kathryn Lafferty, PhD student in Comparative Humanities, University of Louisville   Disability studies as a field has extended into many areas of scholarship, from literature to sociology, gaining much attention as it grew out […]

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The Screening Room: a review of the Lebanese film Ghadi

Music overcoming disability –  Ghadi, Lebanon, 2013, directed by Amin Dora Reviewed by Dr Reem Gaafar, a Sudanese doctor, writer, filmmaker and graphic designer   A special screening will take place at the Polish Cultural Centre, 238 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0RF, Sapphire Room, 2nd Floor, at 8pm Friday 3rd June 2016. To book […]

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