Mind and Body Spaces: Geographies of Illness, Impairment and Disability

1st Edition

Ruth Butler, Hester Parr

Routledge
Published August 26, 1999
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780415179034 - CAT# RU17524
Series: Critical Geographies

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Summary

Mind and Body Spaces highlights new international research from Britain, USA, Canada and Australia, on bodily impairment, mental health and disabled peoples social worlds. The contributors discuss a variety of current issues including:
* historical conceptions of the body and behaviour
* contemporary political activism
* matters of identity and employment
* accessible housing
* parenthood and child carers
* psychiatric medication use
* masculinity and sexuality
* autobiography
* social exclusion and inclusion.
The contributors are: Hester Parr, Ruth Butler, Rob Imrie, Michael L. Dorn, Deborah Carter Park, John Radford, Brendan Gleeson, Isabel Dyck, Edward Hall, Pamela Moss, Gill Valentine, Christine Milligan, Flora Gathorne-Hardy, Jane Stables, Fiona Smith and Vera Chouinard.

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