"This compilation is a pioneering study of the 'borderlands' of the body. The diverse chapters speak to activists and scholars, as well as those less familiar with the issues of disability studies and gender studies. It will serve the academic and activist communities well, encouraging new insights into the ways we define ourselves and others."
(Susan Burch author of Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War
"Gendering Disability is among the most intellectually stimulating books I have read in years. The stunning breadth of the discussion evokes personal experience with disability, elucidates the historical and social meanings of bodily differences, and places disability within other theoretical frameworks."
(Alice Kessler-Harris author of In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizens
About the Author
Bonnie G. Smith is Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and a past director of the University's Institute for Research on Women.
Beth Hutchison is assistant director of the Institute.