NEW448H1: Disability and the Child

Hours: 
24S

Examines a range of historical and present-day meanings associated with the figure of the disabled child. Draws on work emanating from a variety of disciplines, including history, psychology, neuroscience, visual arts, film and literature, and engaging with critical theories of race, class, gender, sexuality and disability, to discuss ideas and issues relevant to the construction of 21st century disabled childhoods. Counters the near monolithic story of disability as threat to the presumed goodness of normative childhood by asking: what alternate depictions and narratives of disabled childhood exist and what can they teach us?

Prerequisite: 

NEW240H1/​NEW240Y1/​NEW241Y1 and an additional 0.5 Equity Studies Core Group 300+ level course

Exclusion: 

NEW448H1 (Advanced Special Topics in Disability Studies: Disability and the Child), offered in Fall 2016, Fall 2018 and Fall 2019

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)