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
* 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.
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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
  • 387,335

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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 Rehabilitation
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Table of contents

IntroductionPART ONE: PERSPECTIVES OF DISABILITY AND IMPAIRMENTIf I Had a Hammer - Mike Oliver The Social Model in ActionRepresenting Disability - Vic FinkelsteinDisability and Impairment - Carol ThomasDisability, Disability Studies and the Academy - Colin BarnesWhose Tragedy? Towards a Personal Non-Tragedy View of Disability - Sally French and John SwainDependence, Independence and Normality - Colin GobleReflections on Doing Emancipatory Disability Research - Colin BarnesInternational Perspectives on Disability - John SwainPART TWO: IN OUR OWN IMAGEDisability and the Body - Bill HughesWomen and Disability - Alison SheldonMen and Disability - Steve Robertson'Can You See the Rainbow?' The Roots of Denial - Sally FrenchImpairment, Difference and 'Identity' - Mairian Scott-HillGenerating Debates - Mark Priestley Why We Need a Life-Course Approach to Disability IssuesThe Changing Face of Representation of Disability in the Media - Paul Anthony DarkeDisability 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 GoodleyDisabled People, Disability and Sexuality - Selina BonniePART THREE: CONTROLLING LIFESTYLESRighting the Picture - Michele Wates Disability and Family LifeDisability and Childhood - John M Davis Deconstructing the StereotypesHousing and Independent Living - John StewartChanging Technology - Alison SheldonCommunication Barriers - Carole Pound and Alan Hewitt Building Access and IdentityControlling Inclusion in Education - Sally French and John Swain Young Disabled People's PerspectivesUser-Led Organizations - Geoffrey Mercer Facilitating Independent LivingLeisure and Disabled People - Liz CarrDisability and Ageing - Ann MacFarlane Employment Barriers and Inclusive Futures? - Alan RoulstonePART FOUR: IN CHARGE OF SUPPORT AND HEALTHThe Crafting of Good Clients - Ken DavisModernizing Services? - Vic FinkelsteinDisabled Health and Caring Professionals - Sally French The Experience of Visually Impaired PhysiotherapistsDirect Payments - Frances HaslerDisability, Care and Controlling Services - Frances HaslerCounselling and Disabled People - Donna Reeve Help or Hindrance?A Critique of Professional Support and Intervention - Paul AbberleyTreatment at the Hands of Professionals - Peter BeresfordDiagnosis 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 PriestleyThe Global Economy of 'Care' - Chris HoldenPART FIVE: CREATING A SOCIETY FIT FOR ALLDisability and Social Exclusion in the Information Society - Bob SapeyFrom Universal to Inclusive Design in the Built Environment - Rob ImrieThe Disablity Movement - Len Barton Some ObservationsGenetics, Disability and Bioethics - Helen CaplanLegislation and Human Rights - Rachel Hurst
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