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Handbook of disability studies / edited by Gary L. Albrecht, Katherine D. Seelman, and Michael Bury.


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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2001.
  • Book
  • x, 852 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: The Formation of Disability Studies - Gary L Albrecht, Katherine D Seelman, and Michael Bury PART ONE: THE SHAPING OF DISABILITIES STUDIES AS A FIELD An Institutional History of Disability - David L Braddock and Susan Parish Counting Disability - Glenn T Fujiura and Violet Rutkowski-Kmitta Disability Definitions, Models, Classification Schemes and Applications - Barbara Altman Theorizing Disability - Gareth Williams Methodological Paradigms That Shape Disability Research - Scott Campbell Brown Disability - Patrick Fougeyrollas and Line Beauregard An Interactive Person-Environment Social Creation Representation and Its Discontents - David T Mitchell and Sharon L Snyder The Uneasy Home of Disability in Literature and Film Philosophical Issues in the Definition and Social Response to Disability - David Wasserman Disability and the Sociology of the Body - Bryan S Turner Intellectual Disabilities- Quo Vadis? - Trevor R Parmenter Disability, Bioethics and Human Rights - Adrienne Asch Disability Studies and Electronic Networking - Ellen Liberti Blasiotti, John D Westbrook, and Iwao Kobayashi PART TWO: EXPERIENCING DISABILITY Divided Understandings - Carol Gill The Social Experience of Disability Mapping the Family - Philip M Ferguson Disability Studies and the Exploration of Parental Response to Disability Disability and Community - Michael P Kelly A Sociological Approach Welfare States and Disabled People - Robert F Drake Advocacy and Political Action - Sharon Barnartt, Kay Schrinerm and Richard Scotch Health Care Professionals and Their Attitudes Towards, and Decisions Affecting Disabled People - Ian Basnett The Role of Social Networks in the Lives of Persons with Disabilities - Bernice A Pescosolido Inclusion/Exclusion - Jean-Francois Ravaud and Henri-Jacques Stiker An Analysis of Historical and Cultural Meanings PART THREE: DISABILITY IN CONTEXT Disability Culture - Colin Barnes and Geoff Mercer Assimilation or Inclusion? Identity Politics, Disability and Culture - Lennard J Davis Making the Difference - Tom Shakespeare and Nick Watson Disability, Politics, and Recognition Disability Human Rights, Law and Policy - Jerome E Bickenbach The Political Economy of the Disability Marketplace - Gary L Albrecht and Michael Bury Disability and Health Policy - Gerben DeJong and Ian Basnett The Role of Markets in the Delivery of Health Services Disability Benefit Programs - Bonnie O'Day and Monroe Berkowitz Can We Improve the Return to Work Record? A Disability Studies Perspective on Employment Issues and Policies for Disabled People - Kay Schriner An International View Science and Technology Policy - Katherine D Seelman Is Disability a Missing Factor? Disability, Education and Inclusion - Len Barton and Felicity Armstrong Cross-Cultural Issues and Dilemmas Support Systems - Simi Litvak and Alexandra Enders The Interface Between Individuals and Environments The Relationship between Disabled People and Health and Welfare Professionals - Sally French and John Swain Public Health Trends in Disability - Don Lollar Past, Present, and Future Disability in the Developing World - Benedicte Ingstad.
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Publisher's Summary:
'This remarkable book is unlike any other I have reviewed, for a variety of reasons. Firstly, at 700 pages and with 34 chapters, the sheer scale of the collection is vast. The editors state that the book is not definitive, but represents a creative work in progress. However, the collection certainly provides a unique insight into the current debates and issues which frame disability studies, combining a variety of different backgrounds and a diverse range of experiences, and this manifests in the way that the chapters range across academic disciplines.Consequently, the book is aimed at a wide audience including disabled people, practitioners, academics and those involved in forming social welfare policies' - Medical Sociology News 'This text is truly a welcome reference book to any desk, library or organization where people are interested in this field or working with people with a disability' - Nursing & Residential Care 'This text is truly a welcome reference book to any desk, library or organization where people are interested in this field or working with people with a disability' - Nursing & Residential Care The path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines.The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability studies. The book is of interest to disabled people, scholars, policy makers and activists alike. The book defines the existing field, stimulates future debate, encourages respectful discourse between different interest groups and moves the field forward.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Albrecht, Gary L.
Seelman, Katherine D.
Bury, Michael, 1947-

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