Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments

Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 172.72 x 241.3 x 22.86mm | 300g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1446258998
  • 9781446258996
  • 657,272

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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 This is an essential text for anyone committed to social justice and with an interest in promoting equality. -- Chris Yiannishow more

Table of contents

Introduction - Sally FrenchPART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON DISABILITY AND IMPAIRMENTAn Historical OverviewDisability and Impairment - Carol ThomasDisability, Disability Studies and the Academy - Colin BarnesDeveloping an Affirmative Model of Disability and Impairment - Colin CameronDependence, Independence and Normality - Colin GobleReflections on Doing Emancipatory Disability Research - Colin BarnesInternational Perspectives on Disability - John Swain and Sally FrenchPART TWO: IN OUR OWN IMAGEDisability and the Body - Bill HughesDisability and Psychology - Dan GoodleyWomen and Disability - Alison SheldonMen, Masculinities and Disability - Steve Robertson and Brett SmithLying Down Anyhow: Disability and the Rebel Body - Liz CrowPsycho-emotional Disablism and Internalised Oppression - Donna ReeveGenerating Debates: Why We Need a Life-Course Approach to Disability Issues - Mark PriestleyThe Representation of Disabled People in the News Media - Robert Williams-FindlayDisability Culture: The Story So Far - Alison Wilde'Race', Ethnicity and Disability - Yasmin HussainWho Is Disabled? Exploring the Scope of the Social Model of Disability - Dan GoodleyDisabled People, Disability and Sexuality - Selina BonniePART THREE: CONTROLLING LIFESTYLESChallenging Barriers and Enabling Inclusion: the Role of Families - Dawn Benson and Sarah KeyesDisability and Childhood: A Journey towards Inclusion - John M. DavisHousing and Independent Living - Laura HemingwayChanging Technology - Alison SheldonCommunication Barriers: Building Access and Inclusive Relationships - Alan Hewitt and Carole PoundControlling Exclusion in Education - Michele MooreUser Involvement in Services for Disabled People - Sally FrenchUser-Led Organisations: Facilitating Independent Living? - Hannah MorganAccessing Social and Leisure Activities: Barriers to Inclusion Experienced by Visually Impaired People - Donna Marie Brown, Pauline Gertig and Maureen Gillman, with Joyce Anderson, Cathy Clarke and Simon PowellDisability, Sport and Exercising Bodies - Brett Smith and Anthony PapathomasDisability and Ageing - Ann MacfarlaneDisabled People, Work and Welfare - Alan RoulstonePART FOUR: IN CHARGE OF SUPPORT AND HELPCare: Controlling and Personalising Services - Sarah WoodinCounselling and Disabled People: Help or Hindrance? - Donna ReeveDevelopments in Mental Health Policy and Practice: Service User Critiques - Peter BeresfordThe Global Economy of 'Care' - Maria BerghsPART FIVE: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE FOR DISABLED PEOPLEDisability and Social Inclusion in the Information Society - Sally French and John SwainDesigning Inclusive Environments and the Significance of Universal Design - Rob ImrieGenetics, Disability and Bioethics - Alice MaynardDisability, Death and Dying: A Rights-Based Discussion of the Ultimate Barrier Facing Disabled People - Bill ArmerHate Crime and the Criminal Justice System - Pam ThomasHuman Rights in Context: Making Rights Count - Marcia Rioux and Bonita HeathThe Future of Disability Studies - Alison Sheldonshow more

About John Swain

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.show more

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