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Ableism Bibliography

Bibliography work in progress, I hope to have many more in the future. But for now this is a starting point.

—- The Media and Culture Journal from Australia has a whole issue on Able
M/C Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3 (2008 ) – ‘able’

—-Avalos, Hector This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies (Semeia Studies) (Semeia Studies) (Paperback) by Hector Avalos (Editor), Sarah J. Melcher (Editor), Jeremy Schipper (Editor); here

—- Ayim, Maryann, “Crimes against the Deaf: The Politics of Ableism” in Canadian Journal of Education, v22 n3 p330-35 Sum 1997

—-Badley Graham (2010) Case Notes for the Impeachment of an Ability Traitor: A Textor’s InquiryQualitative Inquiry vol. 17 no. 1 93-98

—- Ball, Natalie and Wolbring Gregor (2014) “Cognitive Enhancement: Perceptions among parents of children with disabilities” In: Neuroethics 

—- Ball, Natalie and Wolbring, Gregor Portrayals of and Arguments around different Eugenic Practices: Past and Present, in International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation; 12(2), article 2

—- Bell, Christopher (2011) Blackness and Disability: Critical Examinations and Cultural Interventions, LIT Verlag Münster see here

—-   Billawala, A.; Wolbring, G., Analyzing the discourse surrounding Autism in the New York Times using an ableism lens. Disability Studies Quarterly 2014, 34 (1),

—- Carlson, Licia. “Cognitive Ableism and Disability Studies: Feminist Reflections on the History of Mental Retardation.” Hypatia 16.4 (2001): 124-46.

—- Campbell, Fiona A.K. “Inciting Legal Fictions: ‘Disability’s’ Date with Ontology and the Ableist Body of the Law.” Griffith Law Review 10.1 (2001): 42.

—- Campbell, Fiona A.K. “Exploring internalized ableism using critical race theory” in Disability & Society, Volume 23, Issue 2 March 2008 , pages 151 – 162

—-Campbell, Fiona A.K. (2009) Contours of Ableism: The Production of Disability and Abledness Palgrave Macmillan, 9780230579286

—-Campbell, Fiona A.K. (2009) Disability harms: Exploring internalized ableism in Disabilities: insights from across fields and around the world, Volume 1 edited by Catherine A. Marshall

—- Chouinard, V. (1997). “Making Space for Disabling Differences: challenging ableist geographies” (guest editorial essay) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 15(4), 379-386.

—- Chouinard, V. (1999). Life at the margins: disabled women’s explorations of ableist spaces. In E. K. Teather (Ed.), Embodied Geographies: Spaces, bodies and rites of passage (pp. 142-156). London and New York: Routledge.

—–Coenen Schuijff, Smits, Klaassen, Hennen, Rader and Wolbring (2009) Human Enhancement Study for Directorate General for internal policies, Policy Dept. A: Economic and Scientific Policy Science and Technology Options Assessments. This project was carried out by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Research Centre Karlsruhe, and the Rathenau Institute, as members of the European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG). It was commissioned under specific contracts IP/A/STOA/FWC/2005-28/SC35, 41 & 45.

—– Diep Lucy and Wolbring Gregor (2013)  Who Needs to Fit in? Who Gets to Stand out? Communication Technologies Including Brain-Machine Interfaces Revealed from the Perspectives of Special Education School Teachers Through an Ableism Lens Educ. Sci. 20133(1), 30-49;

—–Durgin Patrick F. Psychosocial Disability and Post-Ableist Poetics: The “Case” of Hannah Weiner’s Clairvoyant Journals Contemporary Women’s Writing 2008 2(2):131-154;

— Fay, T. G. (2005). “Racism, Sexism & Ableism in Sport”. North American Society for the So- ciology of Sport (NASSS) Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC

—–Fassett, D (2011) Critical Reflections on a Pedagogy of Ability in The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication By Thomas K. Nakayama, Rona Tamiko Halualani

—-Ferri, Beth A. and Jessica Bacon (2011) Promoting social justice for young children Educating the Young Child, 2011, Volume 3, Part 4, 137-146, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0570-8_12

—- Griffin, P. and McClintock, M. (2000). History of Ableism in Europe and The United States
– Selected Timeline.

—- Hehir, Thomas Eliminating Ableism in Education Harvard Educational Review, v72 n1 p1-32 Spr 2002

—- Hutcheon Emily and Wolbring Gregor (2013) “Cripping” Resilience: Contributions from Disability Studies to Resilience Theory in Media and Culture 16(5)

—- Hutcheon, Emily and Wolbring Gregor Deconstructing the Resilience Concept Using an Ableism Lens: Implications for People with Diverse Abilities in Dilemata, Int. J. Applied Ethics 5(11):235-252

—Hutcheon, Emily J; Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Voices of “disabled” post secondary students: Examining higher education “disability” policy using an ableism lens. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 5: 1.

—- Leopatra, Verlyn , Emily Hutcheon and Jacqueline Noga (2011) guest contribution Able People, Disabling World: Unequal Access to Water to the Equity Matters blog of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences covering their Global youth assembly workshop

—- Livingston, K “When architecture disables : Teaching undergraduates to perceive ableism in the built environment”, Teaching sociology, 2000, vol. 28, no3, pp. 182-191

—- MacKenzie, Robin and Cox, Stephen (2006) Transableism, Disability and Paternalism in Public Health Ethics: Taxonomies, identity Disorders and Persistent Unexplained Physical Symptoms. International Journal of Law in Context, 2 (4). pp. 363-375. ISSN 1744-5523.

—- MacKenzie, Robin (2008) Somatechnics of Medico-legal Taxonomies, Elective Amputation, Transableism and Functional Somatic Syndromes. Medical Law Review, 16 . pp. 1-23

—– Moss, Jeremy; McMann, Michael; Rae, Jessica; Zipprich, Andrea; Macer, Darryl R.J.; Nyambati, Aori R.; Ngo, Diana; MingMing Cheng; Manohar, N.; Wolbring, Gregor. 2011. Energy equity and environmental security. Bangkok, Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok. v + 84 pp. ISBN 978-92-9223-421-8

—- Noga J, Wolbring G. (2013) An Analysis of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) Discourse Using an Ability Expectation Lens.Sustainability; 5(9):3615-3639.

—- Overboe, James. “Vitalism: Subjectivity Exceeding Racism, Sexism, and (Psychiatric) Ableism.” Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies 4 (2007). 25 June 2008 here

—- Overall, Christine “Old Age and Ageism, Impairment and Ableism: Exploring the Conceptual and Material Connections” National Woman’s Studies Association NWSA Journal – Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 2006, pp. 126-137

—- Cheryl van Daalen-Smith “My Mom was my left arm: the lived experience of ableism for girls with Spina Bifida” 2006, Volume: 23 | Issue: 2 Advances in Contemporary Community & Family Health Care

—-Laura Smith A1, Pamela F. Foley A2, Michael P. Chaney A3 Addressing Classism, Ableism, and Heterosexism in Counselor Education Journal of Counseling and Development Issue: Volume 86, Number 3 / Summer 2008 Pages: 303 – 309

—- Patricia O’Brien & Martin Sullivan ed Allies in emancipation:Shifting from providing service to being of support Chapter 5 Emancipatory understandings for allies: recognising ableism.

—-  Panesar, S.; Wolbring, G., Analysis of North American Newspaper Coverage of Bionics Using the Disability Studies Framework. Technologies 2014, 2 (1), 1-30

—- Princen Thomas The Logic of Sufficiency

—–Storey, K. (2007). Combating ableism in schools. in Preventing School Failure, 52(1), 56-58.

—-Tynedal, Jeremy and Wolbring, Gregor (2013). Paralympics and Its Athletes Through the Lens of the New York TimesSports; 1(1):13-36.

— Voyer Andrea (2011) Disciplined to diversity: learning the language of multiculturalism Ethnic and Racial Studies in Ethnic and Racial Studies

—– Yumakulov, Sophya; Yergens, Dean and Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Imagery of people with disabilities within social robotics research. In: S.S. Ge et al. (eds.) Proc. ICSR 2012, LNAI, vol. 7621, pp. 168-177. Springer, Berlin

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2013) A Culture of Peace through an Ability Studies and Disability Studies Lens Chapter 8 in Springer Briefs in Environment, Security,  Development and Peace (ESDP), Editor HG. Brauch

—–Wolbring, Gregor and Rybchinski, Theresa (2013) Social Sustainability and its Indicators through a disability studies lens in Sustainability. 2013; 5(11):4889-4907

—– Wolbring Gregor (2013) editor of special issue for Peace Studies Journal on Peace Studies meets Disability Studies 6(4) editorial page 2.5

—– Wolbring Gregor and Tynedal Jeremy (2013) : Pistorius and the Media: Missed Story Angles Sports Technology published first online October 30th, p.1-7

—– Wolbring, G., (2013) Ecohealth through an ability studies and disability studies lens. In Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health, Gislason, M. K., Ed. Emerald: London, UK, 2013; Vol. 15, pp 91-107. A version that is less nicely formatted…. is available in my University repository (with permission of the publisher) if you do not have access to the original one at the Publisher.

—– Wolbring Gregor; Mackay, Rachel; Rybchinski Theresa; Noga Jacqueline (2013) Disabled People and the Post-2015 Development Goal Agenda in Sustainability 5(10): 4152-4182 access to metrics)

—– Wolbring Gregor Diep Lucy, Yumakulov Sophya, Ball Natalie, Leopatra Verlyn (2013) Emerging Therapeutic Enhancement Enabling Health Technologies and Their Discourses: What Is Discussed within the Health Domain? Healthcare1(1), 20-52

—- Wolbring, Gregor Diep, Lucy; Yumakulov, Sophya; Ball, Natalie; Yergens, Dean (2013) Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks also has a supplementary file to be accessed at same link which is important Technologies 1(1), 3-25

—– Wolbring, Gregor and Burke Brigid (2013) Reflecting on Education for Sustainable Development through Two Lenses: Ability Studies and Disability Studies Sustainability 5(6), 2327-2342

—– Wolbring Gregor and Verlyn Leopatra (2013) Sensors: Views of Staff of a Disability Service Organization J. Pers. Med. 3(1), 23-39;

—– Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ethical Theories and Discourses through an Ability Expectations and Ableism Lens: The Case of Enhancement and Global Regulation Asian Bioethics Review Volume 4, Issue 4,pp. 293-309 | DOI: 10.1353/asb.2012.0033

—– Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Chapter 14 Media Coverage of Pistorius What are the Angles? What is Missing? in ‘Heroes or Zeros?The Media’s Perceptions of Paralympic Sport‘ eds. Otto Schanz and Keith Gilbert, p.157-164, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, IL USA.

—– Wolbring, Gregor, (2012) : Nanotechnology  for Democracy versus Democratization of Nanotech: An Ableism Analysis, pp. 89-105 in Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, Eds Harro van Lente, Christopher Coenen, Torsten Fleischer, Kornelia Konrad, Lotte Krabbenborg, Colin Milburn, and François Thoreau, Dordrecht: AKA-Verlag/IOS Press.

—– Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Eco-ableism in Anthropology News Sept 14

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Paralympics vs Olympics coverage: uneven at best for The Conversation, Australia

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Where will it end: Enhancement-lympics….? for The Conversation, Australia

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Citizenship Education through an Ability Expectation and “Ableism” Lens: The Challenge of Science and Technology and Disabled People in Educ. Sci. 20122(3), 150-164; doi:10.3390/educsci2030150

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Why does one boost? An under researched area for The Conversation, Australia

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2012) To define oneself as less able: A prerequisite for a Paralympian? for The Conversation, Australia

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Superhip to supercrip: the ‘trickle-down’ effect of the Paralympics for The Conversation, Australia

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Expectations of the Paralympics for The Conversation, Australia

—–  Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Leg-ism leaves some Paralympic stars out on a limb for The Conversation, Australia

—– Wolbring, Gregor, Leopatra Verlyn (2012) Climate change, water, sanitation and energy insecurity: Invisibility of people with disabilities in Canadian Journal of Disability Studies Vol 1 Issue 3 page 66-90

—–  Wolbring, Gregor and Ball Natalie (2012) Nanoscale Science and Technology and People with Disabilities in Asia: An Ability Expectation Analysis Nanoethics online first: 1-9 July

—–  Wolbring, Gregor  (2012) Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars Societies 2: 3. 75 83 DOI

—–Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Therapeutic Enhancements and the View of Rehabilitation Educators Dilemata Journal of Applied Ethics 8. 169-183

—–Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Therapeutic bodily assistive devices and Paralympic athlete expectations in Winter Sport” Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 22: 1. 51-57

—–Wolbring, G (2012) Ableism and Ability Studies Blog of the Nordic Network on Disability Research

—–Wolbring, Gregor; Leopatra, Verlyn (my student) and Noga Jacqueline (my student) (2012) The sentiment of waste and the measure of footprints evaluated through an ableism lens in Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics EJAIB Vol. 22 (3) page 117- 123

——Wolbring, G (2012) Paralympians Outperforming Olympians: An Increasing Challenge for Olympism and the Paralympic and Olympic Movement Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6: 2. 251-266

—–Wolbring, Gregor (2011) Water discourse, Ableism and disabled people: What makes one part of a discourse? in Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics EJAIB Vol. 21 (6) page 203- 208 November 2011

—–Wolbring (2011) Guest contribution Ableism, disability studies and the academy to the Equity Matters blog of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

——Wolbring (2011) Hearing Beyond the Normal Enabled by Therapeutic Devices: The Role of the Recipient and the Hearing Profession in Neuroethics

—-Wolbring (2011) Ableism and Energy Security and Insecurity Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology: Vol. 5 : Iss. 1, Article 3. DOI: 10.2202/1941-6008.1113 see here

—-Wolbring (2010) Human enhancement through the Ableism lens in Dilemata International Journal of Applied Ethics Vol 2 No 3 see here

—-Wolbring (2010) Obsolescence and body technologies Obsolescencia y tecnologías del cuerpo in Dilemata International Journal of Applied Ethics Vol 2 No 4 see here

—-Burke and Wolbring (2010) Beyond Education for All: Using ableism studies lens and the BIAS FREE framework in Development, 53 (4) December 2010

—-Wolbring (2010) Chapter 21: Nanotechnology and the Transhumanization of Health, Medicine, and Rehabilitation Gregor Wolbring Controversies in Science & Technology: Volume 3. pp 290-303 From Evolution To Energy Editors: Daniel Lee Kleinman, Jason Delborne, Karen A. Cloud-Hansen, and Jo Handelsman

—-Wolbring (2010) Ableism and Favoritism for Abilities Governance, Ethics and Studies: New Tools for Nanoscale and Nanoscale enabled Science and Technology Governance pp. 89-104 inThe Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society, vol. II: The Challenges of Equity and Equality (Springer 2010) Susan Cozzens and Jameson M. Wetmore (eds.)

—-Wolbring (2010) Transcript of a Podcast live 14th January for Intellectual Muscles Series for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games: Title “Who will be the future Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Subtitle Advances in science and technology, bodily assistive devices and the future face and purpose of Sport see here

—-Wolbring (2009) What next for the human species? Human performance enhancement, ableism and pluralism p. 141-163 in Development Dialogue No 52 August 2009 called What Next Vol II The case for pluralism publisher Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation see here

—-Wolbring (2009) Die Konvergenz der Governance von Wissenschaft und Technik mit der Governance des “Ableism” The convergence of science and technology governance with the governance of Ableism in TECHNIKFOLGENABSCHÄTZUNG – Theorie und Praxis Herausgeber: Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) Technology assessment Theorie and Praxis. Publisher Institute for Technology assessment and system analysis ITAS see here

—- Wolbring (2009) ‘Therapeutic’, enhancement enabling, assistive devices and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A missing lens in the enhancement regulation discourse Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 6 Issue 5 page 193-206

—- Wolbring (2008 ) “Is there an end to out-able? Is there an end to the rat race for abilities?” here for Journal: Media and Culture, Volume 11, Issue 3

—- Wolbring, G. (2007) “NBICS, Other Convergences, Ableism and the Culture of Peace.”, 2007. 25 June 2008 here

—- Wolbring, G. “Oscar Pistorius and the Future Nature of Olympic, Paralympic and Other Sports.” SCRIPTed — A Journal of Law, Technology and Society 5.1 (2008 ): 139-60. 25 June 2008 here

—- Wolbring, G. “Why NBIC? Why Human Performance Enhancement?” Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 21.1 (2008 ): 25-40.

—- Wolbring (2008 ) Ableism, Enhancement Medicine and the techno poor disabled in Unnatural Selection: Challenges of Radical Life Extension and Enhancement Peter Healey and Steve Rayner Editor Publisher Earthscan

—- Wolbring (2008 ) “One World, One Olympics: Governing Human Ability, Ableism and Disablism in an Era of Bodily Enhancements” for a book titled ‘Human Futures ed. Miah, Liverpool University Press here

—-Wolbring (2008) The Politics of Ableism Proposes the need for a field of ability studies which examines ableism
Development 51: 252-258; doi:10.1057/dev.2008.17

Wolbring (2006) Peer Reviewed “The triangle of Enhancement Medicine, Disabled people and the concept of Health: A new challenge for HTA, health research and health policy”a 220 page report. Published by the Health Technology Assessment Unit of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for medical research here


Campbell, FAK (2003) The great divide: ableism and technologies of disability production
—- see here

—-Cherney, James L (2003) Rhetorical norms of ableist culture, Ph.D., Indiana University, 435 pages; AAT 3122676

—- Keller, Travis T (2011) . Ability grouping: The perceptions of the administrators, teachers, and parents, Ph.D., Capella University, 137 pages; AAT 3445239

—- Hutcheon Emily (2011) Undergraduate Honour Thesis Identities amidst social categories of ability difference: Voices of self-identified ‘disabled’ post-secondary students University of Calgary

—- Margaret Mclean Doctor of Philosophy, Thesis entitled: Learning and Teaching about Disability: The Possibility of Disestablishing Ableism. Deakin University Australia Faculty of Arts and Education

—-Michelle Marie for the degree of Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Women Studies, Women Studies, and Philosophy presented on September 18, 2007. Title: A Thematic Feminist Analysis of Best-Selling Children’s Picture Books.

—- O’Neil, Sandi (2000) First they killed the ‘crazies’ and ‘cripples’: The ableist persecution and murders of people with disabilities by Nazi Germany, 1933–1945: An anthropological perspective
Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, 340 pages; AAT 9988408

—-Schitai, Amit (2008) Ableism and inequality online: Analysis of Web accessibility policymaking and implementation in higher education
, Ed.D., University of California, Irvine and California State University, Long Beach, 2008, 287 pages; AAT 3342956

—- Truchan-Tataryn (2007), Maria (In)visible images: Seeing disability in Canadian literature, 1823-1974, Ph.D., The University of Saskatchewan (Canada), 289 pages; AAT NR57020

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