Disability in Dialogue

ORCID logoJessica M.F. Hughes | Millersville University
Mariaelena Bartesaghi | University of South Florida
ISBN 9789027214089 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027249494 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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What would it mean to invite disability into dialogue? Disability in Dialogue attunes us to the dialogues of and about disability. In the pages of this book, we ask readers to consider the dialogic constitution of disability and to imagine its reformulation. We find the voices, bodies, social norms, visceral experiences, discourses, and acts of resistance that materialize disability in all its dialogic and enfleshed complexity: tensions, contradictions, provocations, frustrations and desires. This volume makes a unique contribution, bringing together authors from disciplines as diverse as communication, dialogue studies, psychology, sociology, design, rhetoric and activism. Because we take dialogue seriously, this book is designed to be brave as we examine the ways of being in the world that dialogic practices engender and allow, as well as beckon to continue. By way of a variety of frameworks, such as discourse analysis, dialogue studies, narrative analysis, and critical approaches to discourse, the chapters of this book take us through a polylogue of and about disability, demanding that we consider our own roles in bringing forth disabled ways of being and how we might, instead, choose ways that enable our common existence.
[Dialogue Studies, 33] 2023.  x, 214 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“Each of the analytic chapters can stand on their own, allowing flexibility in how this work may be utilized (e.g., the collection or select chapters may be utilized for seminar discussions). The work as a whole is relevant for scholars and students of dialogue and/or disability; this work is relevant for scholars with an interest in health and medical discourses, and social movements and activism. [...] This work demonstrates a variety of critical approaches. In addressing disability, all of the chapters address issues of inclusion and exclusion and how particular ableist notions of bodies and identities are privileged in the discourses that they analyze. This collection provides a critical reflection on dialogue and how interlocutors may engage in dialogue in diverse, multi-modal ways. The fact that the chapters study such diverse contexts and communication events also shows the diversity of areas and sites for disability and dialogue.”

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN004000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2023026692 | Marc record