Exploring DisabilityExploring Disability



An introductory textbook for anyone studying disability, this book provides an overview of the existing literature in the area, and develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society.

Author: Colin Barnes

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745634852

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Page: 288

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An introductory textbook for anyone studying disability, this book provides an overview of the existing literature in the area, and develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society.

Exploring Disability Family Formation and Break upExploring Disability Family Formation and Break up



of disability often focuses on either adulthood or childhood impairment , reflecting
divisions in service delivery and also ... The carers approach has involved
exploring the experience of disability in family context , yet has been accused of ...

Author: Harriet Clarke

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132118824

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Page: 113

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Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through NarrativesExploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives



Building on David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger’s work analyzing the narratives of people with physical and learning disabilities, this book examines the life stories of twelve physically disabled Canadian adults through the prism of the ...

Author: Ravi Malhotra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136015366

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Page: 248

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Building on David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger’s work analyzing the narratives of people with physical and learning disabilities, this book examines the life stories of twelve physically disabled Canadian adults through the prism of the social model of disablement. Using a grounded theory approach and with extensive reporting of the thoughts of the participants in their own words, the book uses narratives to explore whether an advocacy identity helps or hinders dealings with systemic barriers for disabled people in education, employment, and transportation. The book underscores how both physical and attitudinal barriers by educators, employers and service providers complicate the lives of disabled people. The book places a particular focus on the importance of political economy and the changes to the labour market for understanding the marginalization and oppression of people with disabilities. By melding socio-legal approaches with insights from feminist, critical race, and queer legal theory, Ravi Malhotra and Morgan Rowe ask if we need to reconsider the social model of disablement, and proposes avenues for inclusive legal reform.

Exploring DisabilityExploring Disability



British Council of Organizations of Disabled People. Barnes, C. (1992) Disabling Imagery and the Media: An exploration of media representations of disabled ...

Author: Colin Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745698915

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Page: 288

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The second edition of this widely used text has been carefully rewritten to ensure that it is up-to-date with cutting-edge debates, evidence, and policy changes. Since the book's initial publication, there has been an expansion of interest in disability in the social sciences, and disability has come to play an increasingly prominent role in political debates. The new edition takes account of all these developments, and also gives greater emphasis to global issues in order to reflect the increasing and intensifying interdependence of nation states in the twenty-first century. The authors examine, amongst other issues,the changing nature of the concept of disability, key debates in the sociology of health and illness, the politicisation of disability, social policy, and the cultural and media representation of disability. As well as providing an excellent overview of the literature in the area, the book develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society. The second edition of Exploring Disability will be indispensable for students across the social sciences, and in health and social care, who really want to understand the issues facing disabled people and disabling societies.

S exploring Disability S exploring Disability



While this work was evidence of sexual agency, the majority of participants' labours were rooted in the oppressive and inherent inequalities of ableist culture.

Author: Kirsty Liddiard

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ISBN: OCLC:824176230

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This thesis details an empirical exploration of disabled peoples' lived experiences of sexual and intimate life. Disabled people are predominantly desexualised and degendered and within ableist cultures; they are also, as Brown (1994: 125) states, assigned paradoxical social categories of 'asexual, oversexed, innocents, or perverts'. Thus, this thesis begins from the position that disabled peoples' access to and experiences of sexual life occur in the context of these dominant ableist constructions of disabled sexualities, and that the reclamation or formation of a sexual self requires resistance to, or strategic management and negotiation of such constructions. The research methodology worked to the central tenets of consultation, accessibility, empowerment and relevance. A Research Advisory Group made up of local disabled people was established, the purpose of which was to guide the research process, offer expert knowledge, and ensure that the research was accessible, engaging and empowering for the individuals who took part. Through a thematic analysis of the sexual stories told by twenty-five disabled people (and one non-disabled partner), in their own words and on their own terms, this thesis details the complex and variegated relationships between disability, impairment, sexuality, and gender. Findings show that heteronormative discourse had very complicated and contradictory implications for disabled men and women, but also empowered disabled men relative to disabled women. Moreover, analysis has illustrated the 'complex invisible "work" performed by disabled people' (Church et al 2007: 1) through participants regularly taking on the roles of teacher, negotiator, manager, mediator, performer, educator, and resistor within a variety of spaces in their sexual and intimate lives. While this work was evidence of sexual agency, the majority of participants' labours were rooted in the oppressive and inherent inequalities of ableist culture. Furthermore, the majority of participants experienced extensive psycho-emotional disablism - 'the socially engendered undermining of psychoemotional wellbeing' (Thomas, 1999: 60) - as routine within their sexual and intimate lives.

Disability Gender and State PolicyDisability Gender and State Policy



Foregrounding disability from an anthropological perspective, this book contributes to the studies in marginalization and social inequalities in India.

Author: Nilika Mehrotra

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ISBN: 8131605876

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Page: 304

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Foregrounding disability from an anthropological perspective, this book contributes to the studies in marginalization and social inequalities in India. Tracing global debates on the definition of disability, rehabilitation, and policies, it focuses on a South Asian model of disability. Covering a wide range of issues from international and national contexts, the book critically examines the role of disability rights movements, as well as the regional policies and practices. Disability, Gender & State Policy explores the cultural perceptions of disability, the construction of gender and personhood in rural and urban contexts, and the issues in social support and care work. It also highlights the implications of globalization and psycho-social disabilities among poor urban women. The book analyzes disabled persons' access to resources like education and employment opportunities in diverse sectors, providing a comprehensive account of the disabled, embedded in India's communities, citizenry, and democracy.Ë

InsightsInsights



Some stories are hilarious, some are heartbreaking, but all challenge us to see disability through a different lens - one infused with humanity. Net proceeds from the sale of book go to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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ISBN: 1910461377

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Page: 168

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A collection of short stories grappling with the issues of mental and physical disability. Some stories are hilarious, some are heartbreaking, but all challenge us to see disability through a different lens - one infused with humanity. Net proceeds from the sale of book go to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Disability and Discourse AnalysisDisability and Discourse Analysis



This ground-breaking volume contributes to this link by thoroughly applying the analytical vocabulary of discourse analysis to issues that are central to the field of disability studies.

Author: Jan Grue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317150428

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Page: 152

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Disability studies has engaged with discourse analysis in key works both from the UK and the USA. While the perspectives and analyses of discourse analysis have proved well suited for exploring disability, however, its methods have not been sufficiently developed in a disability studies context. Conversely, discourse analysts have traditionally been concerned with social issues and fields in which asymmetric power relations, marginalization, and discrimination play a central role, e.g. gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, all of which share many analytical features with disability. But although efforts have been made to integrate disability into the discourse analysis and conversation analysis canon, the link between the two fields needs to be strengthened. This ground-breaking volume contributes to this link by thoroughly applying the analytical vocabulary of discourse analysis to issues that are central to the field of disability studies. It strengthens disability studies by supplying case studies of representations and constructions of disability and disabled people in discourse, theorizes the role played by language in the social construction of disability, and makes disability a more salient topic for discourse analysts.

Disability Rights and WrongsDisability Rights and Wrongs



In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model theory has reached a dead end.

Author: Tom Shakespeare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134277728

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Page: 240

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Over the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model theory has reached a dead end. Drawing on a critical realist perspective, Shakespeare promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies - the dangerous polarizations of medical model versus social model, impairment versus disability and disabled people versus non-disabled people identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics in disability - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies care and social relationships - questions of intimacy and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges orthodoxies in British disability studies, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

Americans with DisabilitiesAmericans with Disabilities



In this groundbreaking work, leading philosophers, legal theorists, bioethicists, and policy makers offer incisive looks into the philosophical and moral foundations of disability law and policy.

Author: Leslie Francis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415923689

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Page: 410

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In this groundbreaking work, leading philosophers, legal theorists, bioethicists, and policy makers offer incisive looks into the philosophical and moral foundations of disability law and policy.

Embodying YouthEmbodying Youth



This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Disability & Religion.

Author: Wesley W. Ellis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367438046

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Page: 132

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Embodying Youth: Exploring Youth Ministry and Disability seeks to help close the gap between disability theology and youth ministry education. What is youth ministry? And who is it for? Christian youth workers and ministers in the West have been answering these questions either implicitly or explicitly for decades. The ways we answer these questions, and the ways in which we go about answering them, have huge implications with regards to the faithfulness and effectiveness of the church's ministry with young people. These questions have not always been pursued with the experience of disability in mind. In fact, it is often excluded, not only from the academic field but from the church's practice of youth ministry as well. In this book, scholars and youth workers seek to attend to the questions of youth ministry by putting the experience of disability at the forefront, with hope not only that the church might include young people with disabilities, but also that our very understanding of what youth ministry is, and who youth ministry is for might be transformed, for the sake of the gospel. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Disability & Religion.