There are nine memoirs listed at the bottom of your syllabus. You should have read one prior to this week. You will submit the report as a double-spaced, 12-pt font, document with the following sections:
TITLE: create a title for your collective review.
REVIEWER INFO: Your name, year, and academic affiliation, (e.g., Aram Hernandez, Sophomore, Disability Studies Major.) Optional: 1-2 sentence bio of yourself.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC ENTRY: Complete citation (reference) for book
SUMMARY: 5-6 sentences summarizing what the book is about, generally.
REVIEW: A review of the book from a Disability Studies perspective (2-3 pages in length).
Answer the following questions:
1. What is the authors positionality?
Positionality refers to the authors position and reasons for writing his/her memoir. What are some of the main points that the writer is making in his/her memoir? Provide specific examples (i.e., talking points) from within the memoir.
2. How does this positionality impact, influence, or shape the authors subject matter? Provide evidence for your reasoning.
In short, what are the reasons for the writers memoir? What kind of impact is this memoir providing in terms of the social/political context in which he/she lives?
3. Who is the target audience? Provide evidence for your reasoning.
4. In what ways (if at all) does this book inform nondisabled people about disability?
5. In what ways does this book reinforce or promote the diversity framework of disability? Provide evidence (e.g., examples from the book) that supports your claim.
6. In what ways does this book change your thinking about disability? Provide evidence (e.g., examples from the book) that supports your claim. Go beyond in your thinking; I dont want I really liked or did not like the book, because. I want to know how it changed your thinking about disability in terms of learning something that you did not know before.)
7. Based on your answers to Questions 5 and 6, would this be a book you would assign in a disability studies course? Explain your reasoning.
8. More generally, would you recommend this book to others? Why or why not?