The Concept of Disability and Assumptions

Analyze the concept of disability.

Respond to the required readings:

  • “The Disability Gulag” by Harriet McBryde Johnson.
  • “The Disability Studies Reader” by Lennard J. Davis.

Who is the author? What background do they come from? Summarize the article’s main points. What does the author want the reader to know and do, and why? How effective are the evidence and reasoning? How does this article challenge assumptions about disability or offer a new understanding? How does the text reflect a disability studies perspective?