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1) Editors: Introduction.- Section I: Decolonizing Disability.- 2) Mark Hudson and Mami Aoyama: Disability Rights in Japan, Minamata Disease.- 3) Russell Shuttleworth: The Sexuality and Disability Alliance: Strategies of Resistance and Change.- 4) Petra Kuppers : Decolonizing Disability.- 5) Melanie Yergeau: Clinically Significant Disturbance: Stim-ins, In/voluntary Rhetorics, and Autistic Ethos.- 6) Margaret Ames: Scenes and Encounters, Bodies and Abilities: Devising Performance with Cyrff Ystwyth.- 7) Devva Kasnitz et. al: Field Schools, Field Work, and Decolonizing International Disability Advocacy: Guatemala.- 8) Marta Peres and Jose Otavio Pompeu e Silva: Psychiatry, Spectacle and the Colonial Lens.- Section II: Occupying Disability.- 9) Neil Marcus, Pam Block, and Devva Kasnitz: Occupying Disability.- 10) Akemi Nishida, Marjorie McGee, and Nirmala Erevelles: Disability Justice and Academia.- 11) Akemi Nishida et al: Disability Occupy/Decolonize Wall Street.- 12) Mansha Mirza, Susan Magasi, Joy Hammel: Disability Justice and Occupational Therapy.- 13) Denise Nepveaux: Older Adult Activism in U.S. Cities: Connections and Contrasts with Occupy and Disability Rights Movements.- 14) David Turnbull and Rick Stoddart: Cerebral Palsy and People with Speech Impairments: Preserving and Promoting the Oral Tradition.- 15) Michele Friedner: Occupying Seats, Occupying Space, Occupying Time: Deaf Young Adults in Vocational Training Centers in Bangalore, India.- 16) Linda Laurie: Charity Versus Rights.- 17) Stephanie De La Haye: Surviving - from Mental Health Service User to Government Advisor.- 18) Eva Rodriguez: Self Advocacy and Educational Transition.- 19) Kate Seelman: Ethical Issues of Having Robots as Personal Assistants.- Section III: Struggle, Creativity and Change.- 20) Patrick Devlieger: Living the Natural State of Exception: Authoritative Disability Discourses in African Borderlands.- 21) Alejandro Guajardo and Monica Diaz: Human Rights, Political Repression, and Occupational Therapy. Debates and Projections for the Practice of Occupational Therapy.- 22) Daniela Alburquerque, Pedro Chana, and Alejandro Guajardo: Transaberes and the Joint Construction for Health and Welfare in the Context of a Progressive Disease. Experience CETRAM". 23) Leroy Moore: Krip Hop, Police Brutality.- 24) Rikki Chaplin: Blindness and Occupation in Australia.- 25) Roy Birch: Creative Survival in Stevenage.- 26) Liat Ben Moshe: Movements at War? Lessons from Disability and Anti-occupation Movements in Israel.- 27) Bob Perry: Charters Towers Magic Society.- 28) Editors: Conclusion.

About the Author

Dr. Pamela Block is Associate Dean for Research in the School of Health Technology and Management, Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, Director of the Concentration in Disability Studies for the Ph.D. Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, a former President of the Society for Disability Studies (2009-2010), and a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology. She is also affiliated with the Stony Brook University Department of Cultural Analysis and theory, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics.

Trained as a cultural geographer at Clark University and then as an anthropologist at The University of Michigan, Devva Kasnitz did postdoctoral work at Northwestern and at the University of California, San Francisco in urban and medical anthropology. She has worked in the area of disability studies for the last 30 years while still maintaining an interest in ethnicity and immigration. She was on the founding board of the Society for Disability Studies, the Anthropology and Disability Research Interest Group, and has mentored a generation of disability studies scholars in the US, Australia, and Guatemala. She currently works with the Association of Higher Education and Disability.

Akemi Nishida is a doctoral student in the social personality psychology PhD program and an adjunct lecturer in Psychology and Disability Studies at City University of New York. Using frameworks of social justice studies and critical disability studies, her work focuses on the politicization of disabled people and community building in relation to intersecting oppression and privilege. She is also a performer in a project `GIMP' by Heidi Latsky Dance and a starting member of DISLABELEDtv, a media organization by disabled youth/young adults. Through her activism-oriented scholarship and art, she works toward disability justice and larger social justice.

Nick Pollard is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy, and research coordinator for occupational therapy in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research. He was appointed to this post in September 2003. Graduating as an occupational therapist in 1991 from Derby School of Occupational Therapy Nick subsequently gained his MA in Psychiatry, Philosophy and Society in 1996 from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2001 from Sheffield Hallam University. He obtained his PhD by publication in 2013. Nick has worked in the NHS as a senior and a head occupational therapist in psychiatry. He is currently a member of the ENOTHE special group on citizenship.

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