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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...

Disability and Neoliberal State Formations

Disability and Neoliberal State Formations

1st Edition

Karen Soldatic
August 15, 2018

Disability and Neoliberal State Formations explores the trajectory of neoliberalism in Australia and its impact on the lives of Australians living with disability, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It examines the emergence, intensification and normalisation of neoliberalism...

Film, Comedy, and Disability: Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

Film, Comedy, and Disability: Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

1st Edition

Alison Wilde
August 10, 2018

Comedy and humour have frequently played a key role in disabled people’s lives, for better or for worse. Comedy has also played a crucial part in constructing cultural representations of disability and impairments, contributing to the formation and maintenance of cultural attitudes towards...

Disability and Music Performance

Disability and Music Performance

1st Edition

Alejandro Alberto Téllez Vargas
June 14, 2018

Disability and Music Performance examines discriminatory social practices in music conservatoria, orchestras, music festivals and music competitions, which limit disabled people’s access to music performance at a professional level. Of particular interest are the disabling barriers that musicians...

Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life Course: Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches

Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life Course: Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches

1st Edition

Sonali Shah, Caroline Bradbury-Jones
May 23, 2018

This is the first book to explore the interplay of disability, gender and violence over the life course from researcher, practitioner and survivor perspectives. It gives due weight to the accounts of disabled children and adults who have survived institutional or individual violence, evidencing...

International Perspectives on Teaching with Disability: Overcoming Obstacles and Enriching Lives

International Perspectives on Teaching with Disability: Overcoming Obstacles and Enriching Lives

1st Edition

Michael S. Jeffress
March 27, 2018

Efforts to reduce discrimination and increase diversity on campuses, coupled with shrinking budgets causing administrators to devote more resources toward recruiting and retaining students with disabilities, are fuelling an explosion of research in the area of inclusive education. An important...

Sport and the Female Disabled Body

Sport and the Female Disabled Body

1st Edition

Elisabet Apelmo
January 22, 2018

This path-breaking book analyses the experiences of young sporting women with physical impairments. Taking phenomenology as a point of departure, Elisabet Apelmo explores how the young women handle living with a body which, on the one hand, is viewed as deviant – the disabled body – and on the...

The Fantasy of Disability: Images of Loss in Popular Culture

The Fantasy of Disability: Images of Loss in Popular Culture

1st Edition

Jeffrey Preston
January 22, 2018

What are the unconscious fantasies circulating in representations of disability? What role do these fantasies play in defining the condition of disability? What can these fantasies teach us about human vulnerability writ large? The Fantasy of Disability explores how popular culture texts, such as...

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