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    DescriptionOver the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model theory has reached a dead end. Drawing on a critical realist perspective, Shakespeare promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies - the dangerous polarizations of medical model versus social model, impairment versus disability and disabled people versus non-disabled people identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics in disability - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies care and social relationships - questions of intimacy and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges orthodoxies in British disability studies, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

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    Disability Rights and Wrongs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Shakespeare
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415347198
    ISBN 10: 041534719X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JH
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    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BISAC V2.8: POL035010, SOC025000
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    BISAC V2.8: LAW031000
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    LC classification: HV1568.2 .S53 2006
    Thema V1.0: JH
    Illustrations note
    2 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    16 October 2006
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    Author Information
    Tom Shakespeare has taught and researched sociology at the Universities of Cambridge, Sunderland, Leeds and Newcastle. He has written and broadcast extensively about disability and genetics, and his co-authored books include The Sexual Politics of Disability, Exploring Disability and Genetic Politics.
    Review quote
    'Tom Shakespeare has produced a work of mature scholarship that advances our thinking about the fundamental issues in Disability Studies. The clarity and balance of his argument challenges others to raise the level of discourse in the field. Disability Rights and Wrongs is a must read.' - Gary L. Albrecht, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 'In his characteristically polemical and thought-provoking style, Tom Shakespeare presents a call to arms against the British social model of disability. Love it or loathe it, there is much in this book to stimulate debate in disability studies and the wider social science community. The reader is taken into familiar territory as well as into areas little explored in disability studies to date. Challenges are thrown up at every turn. Do Shakespeare's arguments hold up? You be the judge.' - Carol Thomas, Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University, UK 'Galileo was roundly condemned for daring to question the orthodoxy of the day, even though he was right. Tom Shakespeare also challenges orthodoxy concerning disability theory and studies. No cow is sacred and as a result this book will be controversial. But his arguments demand consideration and deep thought. If you read only one book on disability rights this year, make this the book.' - Bert Massie, Disability Rights Commission, UK 'This thought-provoking and interesting book challenges conventional views in relation to disability studies...a valuable resource to students of disability studies, practitioners as well as other professionals who work with disabled people.' - Angela Clarke, Therapy Today
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction Part 1: Conceptualising Disability 2. The Family of Social Approaches 3. Critiquing the Social Model 4. Disability: A Complex Interaction 5. Labels and Badges Part 2: Disability and Bioethics 6. Questioning Prenatal Diagnosis 7. Just Around the Corner: The Quest for Cure 8. Autonomy at the End of Life Part 3: The Social Relations of Disability 9. Care, Support and Assistance 10. Disability Rights and the Future of Charity 11. Love, Friendship and Intimacy 12. The Role of Non-Disabled People in the World of Disability 13. Concluding Thoughts