Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments

Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments : An Introduction to Disability Studies

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Since it was first published in 1993, Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments has established itself as essential reading for anyone coming to the subject of disability studies. The book tackles a wide range of issues in numerous succinct chapters written by contributing authors, many of whom are disabled themselves. From the outset, the chapters take a multidisciplinary and international approach. The third edition is made up of 42 chapters, 15 of which are completely new to this edition, including: * Early seminal writings in disabled studies * Death and dying * Psychology * Hate crime and the criminal justice system * Sport * Psycho-emotional disablism and internal oppression. This seminal textbook conveys the continuing developments in the lives and experiences of disabled people. It is valuable reading for students and professionals in the fields of social work, sociology, social policy, health and nursing as well as disabled people.

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 172.72 x 241.3 x 22.86mm | 300g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1446258998
  • 9781446258996
  • 541,976

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John Swain is Professor of Disability and Inclusion at Northumbria University. Sally French is an associate lecturer at the Open University. Colin Barnes is a Professor of Disability Studies at the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds. Carol Thomas is a Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University.

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This is an essential text for anyone committed to social justice and with an interest in promoting equality. -- Chris Yianni This third edition of a classic text is a most welcome addition, providing over forty critical chapters from many of the key writers in the field. The book simultaneously manages to update past ideas while framing new theory. It is a must have for all disability studies scholars. -- Dr Toby Brandon

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