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Dirty Spanish Flash Cards

by Ulysses Press

LEARN STREET SPANISH, CHAVO! This deck will teach you cool slang, funny insults, explicit sex terms and raw swear words. Have fun quizzing your friends with these awesome vocabulary words. Dirty Spanish Flash Cards teaches you the Spanish you never learned in school so throw out your textbook and get dirty! Featuring:* Cool slang* Funny insults* Explicit sex terms* Raw swear words

Dirty Thoughts

by Megan Erickson

Some things are sexier the second time aroundCal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art...all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna Macmillan--his biggest mistake--walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she'd once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever...and this Cal is all man.Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she's always been his light, and it's getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone, or if it's exactly what they need for the future of their dreams.

Dirty to the Grave

by Karen Williams

Karen Williams, author of Harlem on Lock and The People Vs. Cashmere, brings you this dark street tale. Follow the highs and lows of Cha, Goldie, and Red, who come together for fun, laughs, and sometimes treachery in Long Beach, California. For these three ladies, survival was always about getting over by using lies, deceit, and sex. But when a plan goes dangerously wrong, Cha and Goldie take a step back out of the life. Cha desperately wants to rid herself of the demons of her past so she can at least feel normal enough to raise her son, Omari. Goldie ain't feeling the hood life anymore. She's tired of going from man to man, and knows her parents are rolling over in their graves at the life she chose for herself. Red craves the streets, and will cross anyone, friends included, to get what she wants. She steps deeper in the game, making her dirtier than she already is--so dirty that she will betray both Cha and Goldie, leading to horrifying consequences. Dirty to the Grave goes harder than Karen Williams has ever gone, with an explosive ending that will shock you and make you wonder: Are your friends really your friends? They say life is hard from the cradle to the grave, and once you think people can't get any dirtier, they do!

Dirty to the Grave

by Karen P. Williams

Karen Williams, author of Harlem on Lock and The People Vs. Cashmere, brings you this dark street tale. Follow the highs and lows of Cha, Goldie, and Red, who come together for fun, laughs, and sometimes treachery in Long Beach, California. For these three ladies, survival was always about getting over by using lies, deceit, and sex. But when a plan goes dangerously wrong, Cha and Goldie take a step back out of the life. Cha desperately wants to rid herself of the demons of her past so she can at least feel normal enough to raise her son, Omari. Goldie ain't feeling the hood life anymore. She's tired of going from man to man, and knows her parents are rolling over in their graves at the life she chose for herself. Red craves the streets, and will cross anyone, friends included, to get what she wants. She steps deeper in the game, making her dirtier than she already is--so dirty that she will betray both Cha and Goldie, leading to horrifying consequences. Dirty to the Grave goes harder than Karen Williams has ever gone, with an explosive ending that will shock you and make you wonder: Are your friends really your friends? They say life is hard from the cradle to the grave, and once you think people can't get any dirtier, they do!

Dirty Tricks

by Emma Hart

The sexiest, most mysterious Burke brother of all peels back his stage persona to reveal the real man--and the rock-hard body--behind the rockstar in the banging fourth book from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart's hot new adult series that began with Dirty Past, Dirty Secret, and Dirty Lies.After witnessing an endless string of late nights, long tours, and eager groupies her world-famous father could never resist, Chelsey Young knows the dirty truth behind the glamorous façade of the rockstar life. Which is exactly why she takes hot as hell guitarist Kye Burke to bed when he decides he wants her. One night. That's how rockstars roll. Unless your name is Kye Burke. The quietest of all his brothers, Kye's style has never really been pumping and dumping, so pursuing Chelsey isn't a hard choice for him. The hard part is keeping hold of the girl who's hotter than the Sahara one minute then so cold even Antarctica wouldn't touch her the next...despite the fact that they can't stay away from each other. The fact that he's about to leave for L.A. to record the newest Dirty B. album doesn't work in his favor, either. A long-distance relationship is the reason Chelsey's parents divorced, and she's sworn them off. Completely. Forever. No way. Kye has two weeks to prove to Chelsey that he isn't the kind of man her father is. She has two weeks to convince him that it's never going to happen. But Kye didn't get where he is by giving up...and even if it's the fight of his life, there's no way he's giving Chelsey up.

Dirty Tricks

by Michael Dibdin

A comedy of manners, a mystery thriller, and a sardonic satire whose deliciously unscrupulous narrator claims that everything he did regarding his victims was "market-led," Dirty Tricks is pure entertainment from one of the most inventive writers around.When the nameless narrator embarks upon an affair with Karen, a seemingly vapid P.E. teacher married to a boring accountant, he does not know her fetish is for adultery while her husband is in the room or loitering nearby. But once he finds out, he doesn't care. He has been abroad for twenty years, and since his return to merry old England he's been startlingly uninhibited by morals or a conscience. Which is not only why he eventually gets involved with blackmail, a kidnapping, and two murders, but also how, with hilariously syllogistic logic, he's able to justify his role in all of it.

Dirty Tricks

by George Alec Effinger

In these eleven short stories by speculative fiction master George Alec Effinger, New York's populace must deal with the realities of a bi-polar existence; patients' brains are cut to tiny pieces in a clinical search for the medical definition of bliss; a little child's natural fear of the dark is exploded into new mind-bending phobias and a cartoon favorite pays a personal visit to an aging, aching fan. Humor, sheer audacity, and an eclectic array of human fears and expectations placed against each other all make this collection a perfect representation of Effinger's unique voice. He is a truly remarkable talent and one not to be missed.

Dirty Vampires - Blood

by Ingrid Machado Jay Olce

Primeiro livro da série "sujos Vampires", chamado de "Revelations" está em produção. Mas, como muitos tornaram-se curioso, por isso tem o autor, e este livro tornou-se um projeto-piloto. In Blood você será apresentado aos principais personagens apresentados em Revelations. Todos os capítulos aqui apresentados são trechos de Revelations. Sangue que você lhe dar um vislumbre dos personagens, mas o enredo é apresentado apenas em Revelations. Siga nossa página de fãs no Face Book para obter as últimas informações sobre o lançamento de Revelations. Não suja Vampiros não se encaixam no parâmetro usual de ficção fantástica. O livro é baseado em fatos e eventos pesquisados em diversas fontes para criar os seres fantásticos apresentados. O livro é baseado em fatos e eventos pesquisados em diversas fontes para criar os seres fantásticos apresentados. O enredo é fictício, porém com base em fatos e acontecimentos reais. Embora alguns personagens são adolescentes, este não é um livro Young Adult. É uma ficção Adulto.

Dirty Vampires - Disclosure

by Jay Olce Jorgelina Chapartegui

A beautiful young girl about to die doesn't dream with a Prom dance. The 15 year-old begs every night in the silence of her room for Death to end once and for all the darkness as well as physical and spiritual pain she lives in. Alice isn't a girl like the others in the city of Crislene in the year 1768. A fatal disease has caught the girl of blonde long hair. Depressed for not finding a reason to live, she holds on the decease hoping to die and stop suffering. In the reply of her prayers, a nice and angelical boy, offers her a new life after her death. Since death was everything Alice wants, she surrendered. The angel was Gilbert, but he wasn't just a good-looking and loving boy of about 19 or 20 years old. He was a vampire thirsty for blood but he was bedazzled by Alice's beauty. Many years had gone by since Alice gave in to the vampire that released her from all pain. Her body now carried all types of blood, she could find in the most remote places. Her love for Gilbert was as human as supernatural and it was this love, the reason why they had returned to the place where her human life ended. Crislene is now another town, called Almodôvar. It still keeps hidden secrets of a dark and enigmatic century in which many revelations came to the fore with the brutal death of the parents of a 15 year-old girl, who had never been found. The change in the city didn't take the young woman and her partner in surprise. Alice has now, the role of a mature woman, even with her young appearance, she is now Anastasia and her beloved Gilbert is now, Paole.

The Dirty Version

by Mickey Hess Buddha Monk

On the tenth anniversary of Ol' Dirty Bastard's death, his right-hand man and best friend, Buddha Monk, presents The Dirty Version--the first biography of the hip-hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, to be written by someone from his inner circle.Ol' Dirty Bastard rocketed to fame with the Wu-Tang Clan, the raucous and renegade group that forever altered the hip-hop world. ODB was one of the Clan's wildest icons and most inventive performers, and when he died of an overdose in 2004, at the age of thirty-five, millions of fans mourned the loss. ODB lives on in epic proportions and his antics are legend: he once picked up his welfare check in a limousine; lifted a burning car off a four-year-old girl in Brooklyn; stole a fifty-dollar pair of sneakers on tour at the peak of his success. Many have questioned whether his stunts were carefully calculated or the result of paranoia and mental instability.Now, Dirty's friend since childhood, Buddha Monk, a Wu-Tang collaborator onstage and in the studio, reveals the truth about the complex and talented performer. From Dirty's days with Buddha on the streets of Brooklyn to the meteoric rise of Wu-Tang's star, from his bouts in prison to his court-mandated rehab, from his favorite kind of pizza to his struggles with fame and success, Buddha tells the real story--The Dirty Version--of the legendary rapper.

Dirty Wars

by Jeremy Scahill

This enhanced edition for Apple tablets features over thirty images, including film stills from the Oscar-nominated documentary Dirty Wars, as well as exclusive photographs of Scahill's reporting in Yemen and Somalia. This edition also features interactive color maps, as well as seven short videos that include the film trailer, clips from the film, and interviews with Scahill. In the video interviews, Scahill shares his insights on the history of drones, President Obama's hawkish foreign policies, and the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki. In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies. Drawn from the ranks of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, former Blackwater and other private security contractors, the CIA's Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command ( JSOC), these elite soldiers operate worldwide, with thousands of secret commandos working in more than one hundred countries. Funded through #147;black budgets," Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy. Dirty Wars follows the consequences of the declaration that #147;the world is a battlefield," as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America's global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the chilling story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government. As US leaders draw the country deeper into conflicts across the globe, setting the world stage for enormous destabilization and blowback, Americans are not only at greater risk#151;we are changing as a nation. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of unaccountable violence that is now official policy: victims of night raids, secret prisons, cruise missile attacks and drone strikes, and whole classes of people branded as #147;suspected militants. " Through his brave reporting, Scahill exposes the true nature of the dirty wars the United States government struggles to keep hidden.

Dirty Wars

by Jeremy Scahill

From the International Bestselling author of Blackwater comes the story of AmericaOCOs global killing machine. "

Dirty Wars

by Jeremy Scahill

In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.Drawn from the ranks of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, former Blackwater and other private security contractors, the CIA's Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command ( JSOC), these elite soldiers operate worldwide, with thousands of secret commandos working in more than one hundred countries. Funded through "black budgets," Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy.Dirty Wars follows the consequences of the declaration that "the world is a battlefield," as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America's global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the chilling story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government.As US leaders draw the country deeper into conflicts across the globe, setting the world stage for enormous destabilization and blowback, Americans are not only at greater risk-we are changing as a nation. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of unaccountable violence that is now official policy: victims of night raids, secret prisons, cruise missile attacks and drone strikes, and whole classes of people branded as "suspected militants." Through his brave reporting, Scahill exposes the true nature of the dirty wars the United States government struggles to keep hidden.

Dirty Wars

by Jeremy Scahill

In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.Drawn from the ranks of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, former Blackwater and other private security contractors, the CIA's Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command ( JSOC), these elite soldiers operate worldwide, with thousands of secret commandos working in more than one hundred countries. Funded through "black budgets," Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy.Dirty Wars follows the consequences of the declaration that "the world is a battlefield," as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America's global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the chilling story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government.As US leaders draw the country deeper into conflicts across the globe, setting the world stage for enormous destabilization and blowback, Americans are not only at greater risk-we are changing as a nation. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of unaccountable violence that is now official policy: victims of night raids, secret prisons, cruise missile attacks and drone strikes, and whole classes of people branded as "suspected militants." Through his brave reporting, Scahill exposes the true nature of the dirty wars the United States government struggles to keep hidden.

Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield

by Jeremy Scahill

In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies. Drawn from the ranks of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, former Blackwater and other private security contractors, the CIA's Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command ( JSOC), these elite soldiers operate worldwide, with thousands of secret commandos working in more than one hundred countries. Funded through "black budgets," Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy. Dirty Wars follows the consequences of the declaration that "the world is a battlefield," as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America's global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the chilling story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government. As US leaders draw the country deeper into conflicts across the globe, setting the world stage for enormous destabilization and blowback, Americans are not only at greater risk--we are changing as a nation. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of unaccountable violence that is now official policy: victims of night raids, secret prisons, cruise missile attacks and drone strikes, and whole classes of people branded as "suspected militants." Through his brave reporting, Scahill exposes the true nature of the dirty wars the United States government struggles to keep hidden.

Dirty White Boys

by Stephen Hunter

They busted out of McAlester State Penitentiary--three escaped convicts going to ground in a world unprepared for anything like them....Lamar Pye is prince of the Dirty White Boys. With a lion in his soul, he roars--for he is the meanest, deadliest animal on the loose....Odell is Lamar's cousin, a hulking manchild with unfeeling eyes. He lives for daddy Lamar. Surely he will die for him....Richard's survival hangs on a sketch: a crude drawing of a lion and a half-naked woman. For this Lamar has let Richard live...Armed to the teeth, Lamar and his boys have cut a path of terror across the Southwest, and pushed one good cop into a crisis of honor and conscience. Trooper Bud Pewtie should have died once at Lamar's hands. Now they're about to meet again. And this time, only one of them will walk away....From the Paperback edition.

Dirty Work

by Larry Brown

Dirty Work is the story of two men, strangers-one white, the other black. Both men were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Walter James stepped into cross fire and lost most of his face. Braiden Chaney was hit by machine gun bullets and lost all four limbs. Now both men lie in adjacent beds in a veterans' hospital. Over the course of a day and a night, Walter James and Braiden Chaney talk. Their talk, from one bed to another, is of memories: how Walter's mother once made him take on the school bully; how Walter's father once beat a mule to death; how Braiden killed his first Viet Cong. They talk, too, of the movies that haunt them both: The Young Lions, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, johnny got his gun. And of their fates: Whose loss is greater? What is the value of their time, their money, of life itself? Who can they love? Walter tells of the woman he has found. Braiden introduces Diva, the nurse, the black angel. Jesus visits. Much ground is covered; a bridge is built over an abyss; the distance between the beds is crossed.

Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories

by Jeffrey Katz Cheryl Katz

It'¬?s rare to find a child whose very first best friend wasn'¬?t a fuzzy teddy bear or downy blanket. Whether clutched securely in little arms each night or dragged gamely through the playground each day, these fiercely loved companions universally ease the uncertainties and loneliness of childhood. DIRTY WOW WOW AND OTHER LOVE STORIES celebrates the lives of fifty transitional love objects: a sweetly poignant collection of stuffies, blankies, lovies, and dolls who inspired and comforted their owners. Bundles of love and warmth fashioned from fluff and fur, these cherished friends have a lifetime of stories sewn up in their tattered bodies--a trip to Paris smushed in a suitcase, a secret hiding spot behind the family liquor cabinet, an interminable wait in the lost-and-found bin before a joyousreunion at home. With stunning photographs that reveal the personalities within, this thoughtful tribute is at once funny and oddly soothing-like a certain shabby buddy who'¬?s tucked away but never forgotten. Hear the NPR Weekend Edition interview with the authors of Dirty Wow Wow Reviews"This charming book would be a perfect gift for collectors and also an offbeat surprise for new parents."-Minneapolis Star Tribune"Dirty Wow Wow'¬?s striking photographs and brief narratives stir up vivid memories of . . . long-lost companions."-Southwest Spirit Magazine"This clever work, peppered with sumptuous snapshots of raggedy dolls, pays tribute to the beloved companions of childhood."-Entertainment Weekly'¬?s "Must List" View the gallery of entries from the Show Us your Dirty Wow Wow Contest From the Hardcover edition.

Dirty Yiddish

by Adrienne Gusoff

GET D!RTYNext time you're chattin' with your khaverim (friends) and mishpukheh (family), bust out some Yiddish expressions that'll liven up the conversation, including:* Cool slang* Funny insults* Explicit sex terms* Raw swear words Dirty Yiddish teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of New York:What's up? Vos makhst du? Crazy bastard! Meshuggeneh momzer! I'm hammered. Ikh bin fershikkert. Don't fuck with me! Bareh mikh nit! I have the shits. Ikh hob a shittern mogn. Lick my pussy. Lekh meyn lokh. Was it good for you? Tsufreedn?

Disabilities/Different Abilities

by Paula Reuben Vieillet

This is a hands-on workbook which will help the job hunter who has a disability secure employment. Step by step, this manual guides the job hunter through the vocational process in an honest and positive manner so as to get results. It is designed for individual usage, or in conjunction with a trained professional. The first section, Getting to Know You, addresses self-esteem, personal values and job goal definition and includes motivational strategy. The second section, Facing Workplace Discrimination, reviews application and interviewing functions with a focus on eliminating discrimination in the hiring process. Typical concerns of job hunters are answered in a straightforward and informative manner. The third section, Ready, Set, Go, deals with feelings and concerns regarding returning to work and includes a handy reference guide of available resources for job hunters with disabilities.

Disability and Aging Discrimination

by Steven L. Willborn Richard L. Wiener

Two things are certain in the contemporary workplace: the aging of employees, and negative attitudes toward them - especially those with disabilities--by younger colleagues and supervisors. Yet related phenomena seem less clear: how do negative stereotypes contribute to discrimination on the job? And how are these stereotypes perceived in legal proceedings? Bringing theoretical organization to an often unfocused literature, Disability and Aging Discrimination offers research in these areas at the same level of rigor as research into racial and gender discrimination. The book applies Social Analytic Jurisprudence, a framework for testing legal assumptions regarding behavior, and identifies controversies and knowledge gaps in age-discrimination and disability law. Chapters provide historical background or present-day context for the prevalence of age and disability prejudices, and shed light on the psychosocial concepts that must be understood, in addition to medical considerations, to make improvements in legal standards and workplace policy. Among the topics covered: * Applying Social Analytic Jurisprudence to age and disability discrimination. * The psychological origins and social pervasiveness of ageism. * Growing older, working more: the boomer generation on the job. * Limitations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. * Disability and procedural fairness in the workplace. * Cross-cultural perspectives on stigma. The first volume of its kind, Disability and Aging Discrimination is essential reading for researchers, forensic and rehabilitation psychologists/psychiatrists, and those involved in the well-being of older and disabled workers.

Disability and Disadvantage

by Kimberley Brownlee Adam Cureton

This book offers a much-needed investigation of moral and political issues concerning disability, and explores how the experiences of people with disabilities can lead to reconsideration of prominent positions on normative issues. Thirteen new essays examine such topics as the concept of disability, the conditions of justice, the nature of autonomy, health care distribution, and reproductive choices. The contributors are Norman Daniels, Ellen Daniels Zide, Leslie P. Francis, Christie Hartley, Richard Hull, Guy Kahane, F. M. Kamm, Rosalind McDougall, Jeff McMahan, Douglas MacLean,Susannah Rose, Anita Silvers, Julian Savulescu, Lorella Terzi, David Wasserman, and Jonathan Wolff.

Disability and Information Technology

by Eliza Varney

Disability and Information Technology examines the extent to which regulatory frameworks for information and communication technologies (ICTs) safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities as citizenship rights. It adopts a comparative approach focused on four case studies: Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. It focuses on the tension between social and economic values in the regulation of ICTs and calls for a regulatory approach based on a framework of principles that reflects citizenship values. The analysis identifies challenges encountered in the jurisdictions examined and points toward the rights-based approach advanced by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a benchmark in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities to have equal access to information. The research draws on a wealth of resources, including legislation, cases, interviews, consultation documents and responses from organisations representing persons with disabilities.

Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity

by Jeffrey A. Brune Daniel J. Wilson

Passing--an act usually associated with disguising race --also relates to disability. Whether a person with a psychiatric disorder struggles to suppress aberrant behaviour to appear "normal" or a person falsely claims a disability to gain some advantage, passing is a pervasive and much discussed phenomenon. Nevertheless, Disability and Passing is the first anthology to examine this issue. The editors and contributors to this volume explore the intersections of disability, race, gender, and sexuality as these various aspects of identity influence each other and make identity fluid. They argue that the line between disability and normality is blurred, discussing disability as an individual identity and as a social category. And they discuss the role of stigma in decisions about whether or not to pass. Focusing on the United States from the nineteenth century to the present, the essays in Disability and Passing speak to the complexity of individual decisions about passing and open the conversation for broader discussion. Contributors include: Dea Boster, Allison Carey, Peta Cox, Kristen Harmon, David Linton, Michael Rembis, and the editors. Jeffrey A. Brune is Assistant Professor of History at Gallaudet University. Currently he is working on his monograph, Disability Stigma and the Modern American State. Daniel J. Wilson is Professor of History at Muhlenberg College. He is author of several books, including Polio: The Biography of a Disease and Living with Polio: The Epidemic and Its Survivors.

Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity

by Wilson Brune Jeffrey A. Daniel J.

Why passing is a crucial concept in disability studies

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