Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice
About the book
Ableism, prejudice against disabled people stereotyped as incompetent and dependent, can elicit a range of reactions that include fear, contempt, pity, and inspiration. Current literature— often narrowly focused on a specific aspect of the subject or limited in scope to psychoanalytic tradition—fails to examine the many origins and manifestations of ableism. Filling a significant gap in the field, Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice is the first work to synthesize classic and contemporary studies on the evolutionary, ideological, and cognitive-emotional sources of ableism. This comprehensive volume examines new manifestations of ableism, summarizes the state of research on disability prejudice, and explores real-world personal accounts and interventions to illustrate the various forms and impacts of ableism.
Table of contents
> 1. Introduction: Defining Ableism
> 2. The Evolutionary and Existential Origins of Ableism
> 3. Justifying Ableism: Ideologies and Language
> 4. Cultural and Impairment-Specific Stereotypes
> 5. Hostile, Ambivalent, and Paternalistic Attitudesu003cbru003eand Interactions
> 6. Contending with Ableism from Internalized Ableismu003cbru003eto Collective Action
> 7. Interventions to Reduce Prejudice
> 8. Social Change via Collective Action and Advocacyu003cbru003efor Disability Rights
Michelle R. Nario-Redmond in the Media
Podcasts and Interviews
- Case, K. (2023, April 11). Disability community, culture, and allies (Episode 21). Enough Ya’ll: The real talk podcast for intersectional allies and social justice academics.
- Tatta, J. (2023, March 7). The pain of ableism and disability prejudice with Michelle Nario-Redmond (Episode 308). Healing Pain Podcast. Integrative Pain Science Institute.
- Grant, A. (2022, June 13). It’s time to stop ignoring disability. WorkLife with Adam Grant. TED Podcast.
- A lockdown silver lining for workers with disabilities. Axios Media Interview with Michelle Nario-Redmond. (2021, March 23).
- How do I make my classroom inclusive from a lens of disability considerations? Ask Psych Sessions Podcast (ASK054). (2020, November 18).
- Michelle Nario-Redmond. [Video episode]. Thought Leader Series. Ability Magazine. (2020, September 17).
- How to teach children about disability, at every age. NBC Today. (2020, July, 28).
- Sologie, A., & Brett, V. (Producers). (2019, December 10). Ableism with Michelle R. Nario-Redmond. [Audio podcast episode]. In the Inclusive Education Project Podcast.
- Wong, A. (Host). (2019, November 6). Ableism with Michelle R. Nario-Redmond. Disability Visibility Project: A Community Partnership with StoryCorps. [Blog Interview].
- Price, J. O. (Host). (2020, October 19). Disability Studies: What’s it like to be disabled? (No. 6). Disability News Report. [Video episode].
- Goodner, B. (Host). (2019, July 23). Michelle Nario-Redmond, Ph.D. speaks about her new book. [Audio podcast]. Hiram College, Hiram, OH
- Sokol, J. (Host). (2018, March 7). Potential changes to ADA with Hiram College’s Michelle Nario-Redmond. Jasen Sokol Show, WAKR. News/Talk/Sports. [Audio episode].
- Abrams, A. (2018, February 26). ‘Our lives are at stake.’ How Donald Trump inadvertently sparked a new disability rights movement. [Interview]. Time Magazine.
United States Congressional Seminar
Conferences and Presentations
Multiple Perspectives Conference 2020, May 7 12:45-1:15 EST
SPSSI Conference Presentation 2019, June
- Disability Matters Conference, 2020, April 22 1:30-2:00 EST
- Hiram College Podcast with Michelle Nario-Redmond on Ableism. Goodner, B. (Producer). (2019, July 23).