Handbook of Disability Studies
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Handbook of Disability Studies


© 2001 | 864 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This path-breaking international handbook of disability studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. To provide insight and perspective, the volume is divided into three sections: The shaping of disability studies as a field; experiencing disability; and, disability in context. Each section, written by world class figures, consists of original chapters designed to map the field and explore the key conceptual, theoretical, methodological, practice and policy issues that constitute the field. Each chapter provides a critical review of an area, positions and literature and an agenda for future research and practice. The handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability studies. The book will be of interest to disabled people, scholars, policy makers and activists alike. The book aims to define the existing field, stimulate future debate, encourage respectful discourse between different interest groups and move the field a step forward.
Gary L Albrecht, Katherine D Seelman, and Michael Bury
Introduction: The Formation of Disability Studies
 
PART ONE: THE SHAPING OF DISABILITIES STUDIES AS A FIELD
David L Braddock and Susan Parish
An Institutional History of Disability
Glenn T Fujiura and Violet Rutkowski-Kmitta
Counting Disability
Barbara Altman
Disability Definitions, Models, Classification Schemes and Applications
Gareth Williams
Theorizing Disability
Scott Campbell Brown
Methodological Paradigms That Shape Disability Research
Patrick Fougeyrollas and Line Beauregard
Disability
An Interactive Person-Environment Social Creation  
David T Mitchell and Sharon L Snyder
Representation and Its Discontents
The Uneasy Home of Disability in Literature and Film  
David Wasserman
Philosophical Issues in the Definition and Social Response to Disability
Bryan S Turner
Disability and the Sociology of the Body
Trevor R Parmenter
Intellectual Disabilities- Quo Vadis?
Adrienne Asch
Disability, Bioethics and Human Rights
Ellen Liberti Blasiotti, John D Westbrook, and Iwao Kobayashi
Disability Studies and Electronic Networking
 
PART TWO: EXPERIENCING DISABILITY
Carol Gill
Divided Understandings
The Social Experience of Disability  
Philip M Ferguson
Mapping the Family
Disability Studies and the Exploration of Parental Response to Disability  
Michael P Kelly
Disability and Community
A Sociological Approach  
Robert F Drake
Welfare States and Disabled People
Sharon Barnartt, Kay Schrinerm and Richard Scotch
Advocacy and Political Action
Ian Basnett
Health Care Professionals and Their Attitudes Towards, and Decisions Affecting Disabled People
Bernice A Pescosolido
The Role of Social Networks in the Lives of Persons with Disabilities
Jean-François Ravaud and Henri-Jacques Stiker
Inclusion/Exclusion
An Analysis of Historical and Cultural Meanings  
 
PART THREE: DISABILITY IN CONTEXT
Colin Barnes and Geoff Mercer
Disability Culture
Assimilation or Inclusion?  
Lennard J Davis
Identity Politics, Disability and Culture
Tom Shakespeare and Nick Watson
Making the Difference
Disability, Politics, and Recognition  
Jerome E Bickenbach
Disability Human Rights, Law and Policy
Gary L Albrecht and Michael Bury
The Political Economy of the Disability Marketplace
Gerben DeJong and Ian Basnett
Disability and Health Policy
The Role of Markets in the Delivery of Health Services  
Bonnie O'Day and Monroe Berkowitz
Disability Benefit Programs
Can We Improve the Return to Work Record?  
Kay Schriner
A Disability Studies Perspective on Employment Issues and Policies for Disabled People
An International View  
Katherine D Seelman
Science and Technology Policy
Is Disability a Missing Factor?  
Len Barton and Felicity Armstrong
Disability, Education and Inclusion
Cross-Cultural Issues and Dilemmas  
Simi Litvak and Alexandra Enders
Support Systems
The Interface Between Individuals and Environments  
Sally French and John Swain
The Relationship between Disabled People and Health and Welfare Professionals
Don Lollar
Public Health Trends in Disability
Past, Present, and Future  
Benedicte Ingstad
Disability in the Developing World

An excellent and informative text covering all aspects in disability studies. I would defiantly recommend this book to students.

Miss Jessica Mannion
Business and Humanities, Sligo Institute of Technology
March 13, 2016

Specific student will find elements of this book useful, and specific chapters will be recommended. Good spread of approaches to underpin knowledge.

Ms Lisa Appleyard-Keeling
Sch of Health, Psychology & Soc Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
June 25, 2014

Very useful book for undergraduate Disability Studies students.

Dr Jenny Slater
Education, Childhood and Inclusion, Sheffield Hallam University
November 7, 2012

This handbook offers an excellent and broad overview of most aspects of this in Germany rather new subject. As a handbook it's not so suitable as textbook for a course, but some chapters are good for supplemental reading.

Professor Dieter Kulke
Fakultät Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften, Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt
January 9, 2011

An excellent introduction for anyone who is interested in reading and writing about disability. Should be essential reading for programmes in the caring professions

Mrs Connie Johnson
Counselling Studies, Edinburgh University
November 18, 2010

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