♿️  Good Reads recommended by Members of the Global Disability Caucus (GDC) Steering Committee


Denise Roig's List of Good Reads


Heather Stone's List of Good Reads and Resources


Marnie Delaney's List of Good Reads


Max Macleod's List of Good Reads


Allyssa Schoenemann's List of Good Reads

Allyssa Schoenemann's List of Books & Articles from my Disability Studies Courses


  • Love’s Labor by Eva Kittay
  • Unspeakable: the story of Junius Wilson by Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner
  • The Ugly Laws by Susan Schweik
  • Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India by Michele Friedner
  • Already Doing it by Michael Gill
  • Loneliness and its Opposite by Don Kulick and Jens Rystrom
  • Disability Incarcerated, Liat Ben-Moshe
  • The Pastoral Clinic by Angela Garcia
  • Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS and the Course of Health Activism by Lisa Diedrich
  • Trent, J. 1999/2016 Inventing the Feeble Mind. University of California Press
  • Kuppers, P. 2014. Studying Disability Arts and Culture: An Introduction. New York: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Goffman, E. 1963 Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. New Jersey: Prentice Hall
  • Zola, Irving 1982/2003 Missing Pieces: A Chronicle of Living With a Disability. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  • Murphy, Robert 1987 The Body Silent: The Different World of the Disabled. New York: W.W. Norton and Company.
  • Stiker, H. (1987/1999). A History of Disability (W. Sayers, Trans.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Groce, N. (1985) Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language. Boston: Harvard University Press.
  • Edgerton, 1967/1993 Cloak of competence. University of California Press
  • Goffman, E. 1961 Asylums. Anchor Books
  • Linton, S (1988). Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity. New York University Press.
  • Dolmage, J., (2018) Disabled upon arrival: eugenics, immigration, and the construction of race and disability. Ohio State University Press.
  • Ingstad, B. and Whyte, S. R., eds. (2007). Disability in Local and Global Worlds. University of California Press.
  • Jenkins, J.H. (2015). Extraordinary conditions: culture and experience in mental illness. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
  • Livingston, J. (2005). Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.
  • Luhrmann, T., Marrow J. (2016). Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia across Cultures. Oakland, California: University of California Press.
  • Phillips, S. D. (2011). Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Postsocialist Ukraine. Indiana University Press.
  • Stevenson, L. (2014). Life Besides Itself: Reimagining Care in the Canadian Arctic. University of California Press.
  • Jenkins, J.H. (2015). Extraordinary conditions: culture and experience in mental illness. Oakland, CA: University of California Press
  • Lifton, R.J. 1986 The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide.  New York.
  • Kuppers, Petra (2014) Studying Disability Arts and Culture
  • Taylor, Sunaura (2017) Beasts of Burden
  • Yergeau, Melanie (2018) Authoring Autism
  • Schalk, Sami (2018) Bodyminds Reimagined
  • McRuer, Robert (2017) Crip Times: Disability, Globalization and Resistance
  • Erevelles, N. (2011). Disability and Difference in Global Contexts.
  • Ladau, Emily. (2021) Demystifying Disability: What to know, What to say, and how to be an ally
  • Nocella, A. J., Bentley, J. K., & Duncan, J. M. (2012). Earth, animal, and disability liberation: The rise of the eco-ability movement. New York: Peter Lang.


  • Groce, Nora, et al. (2011). Disability and Poverty: The need for a more nuanced understanding of implications for development policy and practice. Third World Quarterly. 32(8):1493-1513.
  • Kuppers, Petra. 2013. Decolonizing Disability, Indigeneity, and Poetic Methods: Hanging out in Australia. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. 7(2):175-193.
  • Megret, Frederic. (2008). The Disabilities Convention: Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities or Disability Rights? Human Rights Quarterly 30:2 Pgs. 494-516. 2009. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: From the Perspective of Young People. Disability Studies Quarterly.
  • Sherry, Mark. 2007. (Post)Colonizing Disability. Wagadu 4 /Summer https://webhost1.cortland.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sherry.pdf
  • Grech, S., and Soldatic, K.M. 2014. Introducing Disability and the Global South (DGS): we are critical, we are open access! Disability and the Global South. 1(1):1- Accessed at https://disabilityglobalsouth.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/dgs-01-01-015.pdf
  • Soldatic K.M., and Grech, S., 2014, Transnationalising Disability Studies: Rights, Justice and Impairment, Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 2 http://dsqsds.org/article/view/4249 (Open Access)
  • Meekosha, Helen and Soldatic, K.M. 2011. Human Rights and the Global South. Third World Quarterly. 32:8.
  • Kumari Campbell, Fiona. Geodisability Knowledge: Watching for Global North Impositions. Accessed at: http://www98.griffith.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/handle/10072/27457/58821_1.pdf;jsessionid=E18ABCDA88E0E890EF86617E8B5070EA?sequence=1
  • Staples, James. (2005) 'Leprosy in South India: The paradox of disablement as enablement'. Review of Disability Studies, 1 (4). pp. 13 - 28.
  • Friedner, Michele. 2015. Deaf Bodies, Corporate Bodies. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
  • Snyder, Sharon and Mitchell, David. 2010. Introduction: Able-Nationalism and the Geo-Politics of Disability. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies.
  • Mitchell, David and Sharon Snyder. 2010. Disability as Multitude: Re-Working Non- Productive Labor Power. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies.
  • Gleeson, Brendan. “Disability and the Capitalist City” in Geographies of Disability 129-143.
  • Kusters, Annelies. (2009). Deaf on the Lifeline of Mumbai. Sign Language Studies, Volume 10, Number 1, Fall 2009, pp. 36-68.
  • Kohrman, Matthew. 1999. Motorcycles for the Disabled: Mobility, Modernity, and the Transformation of Experience in urban China. Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry 23:133-155.
  • Friedner, Michele and Jamie Osborne. New Disability Mobilities and Accessibilities in urban India. City & Society.
  • Geurts, Kathryn Linn. 2015. On the worlding of Accra’s Rehabilitation Training Center. Somatosphere. Accessed at http://somatosphere.net/2015/04/on-theworlding-of-accras-rehabilitation-training-centre.html
  • Kohrman, Matthew. (2003). Why am I not Disabled? Statistics and Transnational Subject Making in Modern China. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 17:5-2.
  • Petryna, Adriana. (2004). Biological Citizenship: The Science and Politics of Chernobyl Exposed Populations. Osirus. 19. pgs 250-265.
  • Weiss, Meira. (2007). The Chosen Body and Rejection of Disability in Israeli Society. In Ingstad, Benedicte and Whyte, Susan Reynolds, eds. Disability in Local and Global Worlds. University of California Press.
  • Anderson, Warwick. (1998). Leprosy and Citizenship. Positions 6:3.
  • Friedner, Michele. 2011. Focus on Which Deaf Space? Identity and Belonging among Deaf Women in New Delhi, India. In Burch, Susan and Kafer, Alison, eds. New Intersections in Disability Studies and Deaf Studies. Washington: Gallaudet University Press. 48-66.
  • Kisch, Shifra. (2008). “Deaf Discourse”: The Social Construction of Deafness in a Bedouin Community. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 27(3): 283-313.
  • Rafter, Nicole H.1988 "White Trash: Eugenics as Social Ideology." Transaction/Society.  26(1):43-49.
  • Borges, Dain 1993 “‘Puffy, Ugly, Slothful and Inert’ Degeneration in Brazilian Social Thought, 1880-1940.” Journal of Latin American Studies 25:235-56.
  • Goddard, H.H. 1913. The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness New York:  The MacMillan Company. http://digitalarchive.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=col_facpub
  • Boas, F. 1916 „Eugenics." Scientific Monthly. 3:471-478. http://www.scribd.com/doc/2442638/EUGENICS-
  • F. 1916 „New Evidence in Regard to the Instability of Human Types." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 2.
  • Laughlin, H. 1930. The Legal Status of Eugenical Sterilization. Washington: Eugenics Record Office. http://digitalarchive.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1078&contet=col_facpub
  • Erevelles N. (2014) "Thinking with Disability Studies." Disability Studies Quarterly, http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/4248
  • Erevelles & Gill (2017) Hauntings: The Absent Presence of Elsie Lacks: Hauntings at the Intersection of Race, Class, Gender, and Disability, African American Review 50(2):123-37.
  • Climate Adaptation, Adaptive Climate Justice, and People with Disabilities. (2018, January 25). Retrieved from http://www.californiaadaptationforum.org/2018/01/22/climateadaptation-adaptive-climate-justice-and-people-with-disabilities/  
  • Climate Change and the Health of People with Disabilities. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/sites/production/files/201610/documents/disabilities-health-climate-change-large-fonts_0.pdf
  • Niles, E., & Reich, R. (2017, April 16). The Disabled Are Probably the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Effects. Retrieved from https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-disabled-are-probably-the-mostvulnerable-to-climate-change-effects/
  • Perry, D. M. (2017, December 21). Disability and Disaster Response in the Age of Climate Change. Retrieved from https://psmag.com/environment/fixing-americas-disability-disasterresponse
  • Wolbring, G. (2009). A Culture of Neglect: Climate discourse and disabled people(4th ed., Vol. 12). Retrieved from http://journal.mediaculture.org.au/index.php./mcjournal/rt/printerFriendly/173/0
  • Yu, T. (2018, February 19). It's Time to Recognize Climate Change as a Disability Rights Issue. Retrieved from https://www.rootedinrights.org/itstime-to-recognize-climate-change-as-a-disability-rights-issue/

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