Venus on Wheels: Two Decades of Dialogue on Disability, Biography, and Being Female in America

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Index
ablism: practices for challenging, 49, 80–81, 94, 138, 169, 207nn.58, 59; severity relative to racism and sexism, 71, 78, 203n.41; similarities to other “isms, ” 49, 76, 95, 207n.59, 219n.15
Ablon, Joan, Little People in America,168, 185n.7
abortion, based on disability, 189n.27
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 169, 224n.16, 228n.32
activities of daily living, 200n.22
adaptation: concept of, as foundation for occupational science, 181n.41; Diane DeVries's view of life as exemplifying, 114, 169
adaptations (to equipment, environment, or activities): of Diane DeVries, 28, 30–31, 32, 51, 72–73, 132, 141, 142, 144, 148, 151–152; of Charles Jumps, 54
adaptive strategies: associated with dependence and powerlessness, 39, 182n.49; of deins titutionalized people with low I. Q., 46, 185n.7; of Diane DeVries, 6, 37–39, 78, 131–132; of litigants under the ADA, 228n.27; of “Sara Lane, ” 70–71, 201n.28; of Lynn Thompson, 39
adaptive system: in couples, 177n.32; defined, by Frank, 37, 181n.41
adaptive system, in Diane DeVries's life: 1976, in Westwood, 129–136; 1980–87, in Long Beach area, 5, 38, 127; 1988–89, in Redondo Beach and University Park (USC), 5–6, 104; 1993–94, in Hollywood, 7, 136–145; 1996–97, in Long Beach, 7, 37, 42, 78
adjustment to disability, 184n.3, 188nn.18, 20
“aesthetic anxiety” (Hahn), 209n.15
Allport, Gordon, 223n.14
ambiguity: defined, by Merleau-Ponty, 123; and narrative strategies for coherence, 123–128, 221n.30; in physical body and material conditions, 127–128; in presence/absence of Diane DeVries's limbs, 124–127, 225n.27

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vi
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • 1 - My Introduction to Diane 1
  • 2 - Why It is Time for Cultural Biography 12
  • 3 - Diane Devries, 1976 24
  • 4 - Transformations in Diane's Life and Life Story 43
  • 5 - How Typical or Representative (And of What) is the Life of Diane Devries? 60
  • 6 - From Empathy to the Mirror Phenomenon 82
  • 7 - Time, Ethics, and Epistemology 101
  • 8 - Narrative Ambiguity in a Material World 118
  • 9 - Truly Your Diane 146
  • Notes 171
  • Bibliography 229
  • Credits 267
  • Index 269
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