Stammering Pride and Prejudice book

Stammering Pride and Prejudice book

Out in September, 'Stammering Pride and Prejudice', is a new book arguing that stammering is something to celebrate and take pride in. Take advantage of a pre-publication discount.

Editors Patrick Campbell, Christopher Constantino and Sam Simpson say, "Stammering is typically stigmatised as a character flaw. We challenge the stereotype that stammering is inherently negative, instead positioning it as a different, valuable and respected way of speaking."

'Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Difference not Defect' brings together new, empowering voices and opinions on stammering into one accessible text. Combining personal narrative, art and disability theory, the book documents how society has historically disabled people who stammer and the diverse ways in which people have created novel and exciting understandings of their speech.

Stammering Pride and Prejudice:

  • is the first published book exploring stammering from a social model perspective written for people who stammer and the general public, as well as professionals
  • represents diverse perspectives on stammering and highlights the barriers in society experienced by people who stammer
  • chronicles new and undocumented narratives around stammering
  • suggests ways of celebrating and taking pride in stammering so that it is no longer seen as the negative opposite of fluency.

"The essays, accounts, research, prose, testimonies, art and poetry in this multidisciplinary anthology will nourish and inform readers who stammer, and readers who don’t, for many years to come. Whether a stammer is a pathology, a quirk to be celebrated, a curse or a blessing, or all these things, Stammering Pride and Prejudice is a gift."
David Mitchell, Award-winning author and person who stammers.

'Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Difference not Defect’, published by J&R Press and with a foreword by author David Mitchell, is out in September. Take advantage of a pre-publication discount of 15% and free UK postage by clicking here.

A special book launch event is taking place on Friday 27th September at the City Lit in London, featuring a talk with Ed Balls. The day-long event costs £40 to attend and includes lunch. Find out more and book your place here.

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