Introducing Disability Studies

Introducing Disability Studies

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Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This innovative textbook: provides historical context, from ancient times to the present traces disability's impact throughout the life course gives prominence to the voices of people with disabilities explores popular culture's role in distorting ideas about disability addresses emerging ethical issues, such as the implications of genetic selection Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phenomenon.show more

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  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588268667
  • 9781588268662
  • 1,390,677

About Ronald J. Berger

Ronald J. Berger is professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA. He is author of Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability, and Basketball and Hoop Dreams on Wheels: Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete.show more

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