index
ableism, 3, 7, 107, 141, 152, 167; and lan-
guage, 83.
see also
freak show
abuse, 10, 35)6, 47,
146,
147, 149-150,
155-156. see also
childhood; gender
access.
see
disabled people
activism.
see
disability rights movement;
environmentalism; queer
ADAPT (American Disabled for Atten-
dant Programs Today).
see
attendant
services; disability rights movement
African Americans, 89, 95-96, 98, 99.
see
also
freak show; marginalized people
AIDS: prevention programs, 43
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
106,140
androgyny, 148, 149, 151, 152, 154-155, 156.
see also
gender
anonymity; 35, 36, 64
179
assimilation,
I,
II6, II7, 141, 153.
see also
passing
attendant services, 3, 105, 140, 170
backpacking, 21, 27
Barnum, P. T, 88, 89
binary, gender, 148n
bisexuality.
see
queer
bitterness, 5, 25-27
Black civil rights movement, 106
body: construction of Other, 86; desire
mends wounds, 156; gender construc-
tion, 130; as home, 10-13; and identity;
143; masculine markers, 152; medical-
ization, 127; and nature, 145; percep-
tion of, 152-153; plural nature of,
II,
159; pride and pleasure, 15:,160;
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