“Imaginary College Students,” is a chapter excerpt from a book called Academic Ableism. It is a challenging read, aimed primarily at academics. However, the figure of the imaginary college student is not unique to academic rhetoric; we see similar iterations of other imaginary college students in mainstream articles about free speech on campuses, and on discussions to do with trigger warnings, safe spaces, and diversity, among other instances. Why is Dolmage invoking the imaginary college student in a book on ableism? How does disability relate to the imaginary student? What does Dolmage argue the figures of “Super Samantha” and “Slow Samantha” are doing? Select a passage to analyze. You may need to reread your selected passage a number of times.
PDF 1 is a book, please quote one sentence from the book in first sentence