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Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy: Our Way

Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy: Our Way

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson
September 24, 2019

This book explores the diverse ways in which disability activism and advocacy are experienced and practiced by people with disabilities and their allies. Contributors to the book explore the very different strategies and campaigns they have used to have their demands for respect, dignity and rights...

The Disabled Child's Participation Rights

The Disabled Child's Participation Rights

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anne-Marie Callus, Ruth Farrugia
May 31, 2019

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the only UN treaty to date in which the people who are its target, that is disabled people, were actively involved in its drafting and the only one which requires the active participation of disabled people in its...

Identity (Re)constructions After Brain Injury: Personal and Family Identity

Identity (Re)constructions After Brain Injury: Personal and Family Identity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chalotte Glintborg
May 30, 2019

Identity (Re)constructions After Brain Injury: Personal and Family Identity investigates how being diagnosed with acquired brain injury (ABI) impacts identity (re)construction in both adults with ABI and their close relatives. To show how being diagnosed with ABI impacts identity (re)construction,...

A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away

A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away

1st Edition

Rebecca Fish
May 23, 2019

What is life like for women with learning disabilities detained in a secure unit? This book presents a unique ethnographic study conducted in a contemporary institution in England. Rebecca Fish takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on both the social model of disability and intersectional...

Disability and Postsocialism

Disability and Postsocialism

1st Edition

Teodor Mladenov
May 21, 2019

In the decades following the collapse of state socialism at the end of 1980s, disabled people in Central and Eastern Europe endured economic marginalisation, cultural devaluation and political disempowerment. Some of the mechanisms producing these injustices were inherited from state socialism,...

Disability and Social Representations Theory: The Case of Hearing Loss

Disability and Social Representations Theory: The Case of Hearing Loss

1st Edition

Vinaya Manchaiah, Berth Danermark, Per Germundsson, Pierre Ratinaud
April 22, 2019

Disability and Social Representations Theory provides theoretical and methodological knowledge to uncover the public perception of disabilities. Over the last decade there has been a significant shift from body to environment, and the relation between the two, when understanding the phenomenon of...

Child Pain, Migraine, and Invisible Disability

Child Pain, Migraine, and Invisible Disability

1st Edition

Susan Honeyman
April 15, 2019

In the twenty-first century there is increasing global recognition of pain relief as a basic human right. However, as Susan Honeyman argues in this new take on child pain and invisible disability, such a belief has historically been driven by adult, ideological needs, whereas the needs of children...

Pedagogy, Disability and Communication: Applying Disability Studies in the Classroom

Pedagogy, Disability and Communication: Applying Disability Studies in the Classroom

1st Edition

Michael S. Jeffress
January 23, 2019

Research has long substantiated the fact that living with a disability creates significant and complex challenges to identity negotiation, the practice of communication, and the development of interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, individuals without disabilities often lack the knowledge and...

Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging

Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging

1st Edition

Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson
January 23, 2019

This is the first book to explore how far disability challenges dominant understandings of rurality, identity, gender and belonging within the rural literature. The book focuses particularly on the ways disabled people give, and are given, meaning and value in relation to ethical rural...

Disability, Society and Assistive Technology

Disability, Society and Assistive Technology

1st Edition

Bodil Ravneberg, Sylvia Söderström
January 23, 2019

The provision of assistive technology is an important individual and collective service of the welfare state. The state plays a significant role towards linking users and products, and the matching of devices and users is both a science and an art. However, many people feel it is stigmatising to...

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability: Looking Towards the Future: Volume 2

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability: Looking Towards the Future: Volume 2

1st Edition

Katie Ellis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Mike Kent, Rachel Robertson
December 13, 2018

How can a deep engagement with disability studies change our understanding of sociology, literary studies, gender studies, aesthetics, bioethics, social work, law, education, or history? Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability (the companion volume to Manifestos for the Future of Critical...

Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies: Volume 1

Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies: Volume 1

1st Edition

Katie Ellis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Mike Kent, Rachel Robertson
October 25, 2018

This collection identifies the key tensions and conflicts being debated within the field of critical disability studies and provides both an outline of the field in its current form and offers manifestos for its future direction. Traversing a number of disciplines from science and technology...

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