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Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer

Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer

1st Edition

Michael S. Jeffress
March 30, 2017

Sports are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence in the culture, it is easy to understand how most youth in the United States face pressure to participate in organized sports. But what does this mean for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who live with one or more physical...

Visual Impairment and Work: Experiences of Visually Impaired People

Visual Impairment and Work: Experiences of Visually Impaired People

1st Edition

Sally French
February 23, 2017

This book traces the development of paid work for visually impaired people in the UK from the 18th century to the present day. It gives a voice to visually impaired people to talk about their working lives and documents the history of employment from their experience, an approach which is severely...

Disability and Art History

Disability and Art History

1st Edition

Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie
October 24, 2016

This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many...

Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

1st Edition

Michael Gill, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials
October 19, 2016

Disability studies scholars and activists have long criticized and critiqued so-termed ’charitable’ approaches to disability where the capitalization of individual disabled bodies to invoke pity are historically, socially, and politically circumscribed by paternalism. Disabled individuals have long...

Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World

Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World

1st Edition

Ronald J. Berger, Laura S. Lorenz
October 21, 2015

This groundbreaking text makes an intervention on behalf of disability studies into the broad field of qualitative inquiry. Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz introduce readers to a range of issues involved in doing qualitative research on disabilities by bringing together a collection of scholarly...

Youth and Disability: A Challenge to Mr Reasonable

Youth and Disability: A Challenge to Mr Reasonable

1st Edition

Jenny Slater
January 28, 2015

In this ground-breaking book, Jenny Slater uses the lens of ’the reasonable’ to explore how normative understandings of youth, dis/ability and the intersecting identities of gender and sexuality impact upon the lives of young dis/abled people. Although youth and disability have separately been...

Disability and Discourse Analysis

Disability and Discourse Analysis

1st Edition

Jan Grue
December 28, 2014

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....

Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

1st Edition

Rachel Carling-Jenkins
November 19, 2014

This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins is able to then examine disability relationally through an evaluation of the...

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