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Feminist Approaches to Disability Studies

"This course explores the social construction of disability by taking a critical, intersectional, and feminist approach to disability studies."

This research guide is designed to help you find the best possible resources for your final project, whatever form it takes.  You will learn how to search for books,  how to use the library databases to find  articles from magazines and scholarly journals, and how to construct searches that will lead to the most relevant sources.   Remember that you need  to find sources with a feminist perspective on your topic.  

his course explores the social construction of disability by taking a critical, intersectional, and feminist approach to disability studies.his course explores the social construction of disability by taking a critical, intersectional, and feminist approach to disability studies.

Streaming Documentaries

Sometimes, a good documentary   can  help you get an overview or refine your topic. The library has two databases  that provide access to hundreds of streaming videos.  

KANOPY

ACADEMIC VIDEO ONLINE (available through 06/30)

Try them out.   It might be useful also to get visuals if you do a presentation since it's very easy to select and copy "clips" from Kanopy. Here's an example below of a short  documentary available on Kanopy.

ZOOM IN:  MICROAGGRESSIONS AND DISABILITY, directed by Barbara Diamond.

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