Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments

Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments

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'The strengths of this text are many. It has breadth and diversity in its content yet is presented in bite-size chapters. For those wishing to know more, it offers signposts to the relevant literature. The contributors have been carefully selected for their specific perspective yet these have been skilfully inter-related by the editors. It is now some 11 years since the first edition of this text was published. In my view, this second edition was worth the wait' - "SCOLAG Journal". 'This has been a ground-breaking book!and I whole-heartedly welcome a new edition'- Professor Len Barton, School of Education, The University of Sheffield. 'It is a really well-structured book which has been very popular and widely used by students! Its great qualities are accessibility and diversity of contributors' - Jenny Corbett, Institute of Education, University of London. 'This book would be a valuable resource to students of disability studies and to health and social care staff and other professionals who work with disabled people' - "Disability and Rehabilitation".The Second Edition of this landmark text has been revised to provide an up-to-date accessible introductory text to the field of disability studies. In addition to analysing the barriers that disabled people encounter in education, housing, leisure and employment, the revised edition has new chapters on: international issues; diversity among disabled people; sexuality; and, bioethics. Written by disabled people who are leading academics in the field, the text comprises 45 short and engaging chapters, to provide a broad-ranging and accessible introduction to disability issues. "Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments" is an invaluable resource for both students and practitioners alike. It is an ideal text for undergraduates and postgraduates taking courses in disability studies, as well as disability courses in social work, education, health studies, sociology and social policy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 174 x 242 x 18mm | 539.77g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0761942653
  • 9780761942658
  • 343,842

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'This book would be a valuable resource to students of disability studies and to health and social care staff and other professionals who work with disabled people'- Disability and Rehabilitationshow more

Table of contents

Introduction PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES OF DISABILITY AND IMPAIRMENT If I Had a Hammer - Mike Oliver The Social Model in Action Representing Disability - Vic Finkelstein Disability and Impairment - Carol Thomas Disability, Disability Studies and the Academy - Colin Barnes Whose Tragedy? Towards a Personal Non-Tragedy View of Disability - Sally French and John Swain Dependence, Independence and Normality - Colin Goble Reflections on Doing Emancipatory Disability Research - Colin Barnes International Perspectives on Disability - John Swain PART TWO: IN OUR OWN IMAGE Disability and the Body - Bill Hughes Women and Disability - Alison Sheldon Men and Disability - Steve Robertson 'Can You See the Rainbow?' The Roots of Denial - Sally French Impairment, Difference and 'Identity' - Mairian Scott-Hill Generating Debates - Mark Priestley Why We Need a Life-Course Approach to Disability Issues The Changing Face of Representation of Disability in the Media - Paul Anthony Darke Disability Culture - Sian Vasey The Story so Far 'Race', Disability and Oppression - Martin Banton and Gurnam Singh Who Is Disabled? Exploring the Scope of the Social Model of Disability - Dan Goodley Disabled People, Disability and Sexuality - Selina Bonnie PART THREE: CONTROLLING LIFESTYLES Righting the Picture - Michele Wates Disability and Family Life Disability and Childhood - John M Davis Deconstructing the Stereotypes Housing and Independent Living - John Stewart Changing Technology - Alison Sheldon Communication Barriers - Carole Pound and Alan Hewitt Building Access and Identity Controlling Inclusion in Education - Sally French and John Swain Young Disabled People's Perspectives User-Led Organizations - Geoffrey Mercer Facilitating Independent Living Leisure and Disabled People - Liz Carr Disability and Ageing - Ann MacFarlane Employment Barriers and Inclusive Futures? - Alan Roulstone PART FOUR: IN CHARGE OF SUPPORT AND HEALTH The Crafting of Good Clients - Ken Davis Modernizing Services? - Vic Finkelstein Disabled Health and Caring Professionals - Sally French The Experience of Visually Impaired Physiotherapists Direct Payments - Frances Hasler Disability, Care and Controlling Services - Frances Hasler Counselling and Disabled People - Donna Reeve Help or Hindrance? A Critique of Professional Support and Intervention - Paul Abberley Treatment at the Hands of Professionals - Peter Beresford Diagnosis and Assessment in the Lives of Disabled People - Maureen Gillman Creating Potentials/Limiting Possibilities? Tragedy Strikes Again! Why Community Care Still Poses a Problem for Integrated Living - Mark Priestley The Global Economy of 'Care' - Chris Holden PART FIVE: CREATING A SOCIETY FIT FOR ALL Disability and Social Exclusion in the Information Society - Bob Sapey From Universal to Inclusive Design in the Built Environment - Rob Imrie The Disablity Movement - Len Barton Some Observations Genetics, Disability and Bioethics - Helen Caplan Legislation and Human Rights - Rachel Hurstshow more

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