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How to Conduct Ethnographies of Institutions for People with Cognitive Difficulties

How to Conduct Ethnographies of Institutions for People with Cognitive Difficulties

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kjeld Høgsbro
November 01, 2019

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the methodological, theoretical, and meta-theoretical considerations and guidelines involved in undertaking institutional ethnographic work involving people with cognitive and communicative disabilities. It presents a coherent platform for integrating...

A Historical Sociology of Disability: Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

A Historical Sociology of Disability: Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

1st Edition

Bill Hughes
October 08, 2019

Covering the period from Antiquity to Early Modernity, A Historical Sociology of Disability argues that disabled people have been treated in Western society as good to mistreat and – with the rise of Christianity – good to be good to. It examines the place and role of disabled people in the moral...

Citizenship Inclusion and Intellectual Disability: Biopolitics Post-Institutionalisation

Citizenship Inclusion and Intellectual Disability: Biopolitics Post-Institutionalisation

1st Edition

Niklas Altermark
September 11, 2019

What happens when a group traditionally defined as lacking the necessary capacities of citizenship is targeted by government programs that have made ‘citizenship inclusion’ their main goal? Combining theoretical perspectives of political philosophy, social theory, and disability studies, this book...

Intellectual Disability and the Right to a Sexual Life: A Continuation of the Autonomy/Paternalism Debate

Intellectual Disability and the Right to a Sexual Life: A Continuation of the Autonomy/Paternalism Debate

1st Edition

Simon Foley
September 11, 2019

One of the perennial political/philosophical questions concerns whether it is ever justifiable for a third party to paternalistically restrict an adult’s freedom to ensure their own, or society’s, best interests are protected. Wherever one stands on this debate it remains the case that, unlike...

Students with Disabilities and the Transition to Work: A Capabilities Approach

Students with Disabilities and the Transition to Work: A Capabilities Approach

1st Edition

Oliver Mutanga
July 19, 2019

This book sets out to understand how students with disabilities experience higher education and the transition to the workplace. It foregrounds the voices of students and graduates in order to explore identity, inclusion, participation and success of youth with disabilities in higher education, as...

Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion

Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion

1st Edition

Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan, Alan Roulstone
July 05, 2019

Geographies of disability have become a key research priority for many disability scholars and geographers. This edited collection, incorporating the work of leading international disability researchers, seeks to expand the current geographical frame operating within the realm of disability....

Understanding Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities in Adults

Understanding Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities in Adults

1st Edition

Dreenagh Lyle
June 25, 2019

This book explores what happens to people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) when they reach adulthood. It provides an examination of various terms and definitions in use and a critical exploration of current UK policies. The author brings a wealth of many years’ experience...

A Sensory Sociology of Autism: Habitual Favourites

A Sensory Sociology of Autism: Habitual Favourites

1st Edition

Robert Rourke
March 21, 2019

This innovative book places the sensory experiences of autistic individuals within a sociological framework. It instigates new discussions around sensory experience, autism and how disability and ability can be reconceived. Autism is commonly understood to involve social and communication...

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2

1st Edition

Rune Halvorsen, Bjørn Hvinden, Julie Beadle Brown, Mario Biggeri, Jan Tøssebro, Anne Waldschmidt
January 23, 2019

Over the last three decades, a number of reforms have taken place in European social policy with an impact on the opportunities for persons with disabilities to be full and active members of society. The policy reforms have aimed to change the balance between citizens’ rights and duties and&...

Disability and Shopping: Customers, Markets and the State

Disability and Shopping: Customers, Markets and the State

1st Edition

Ieva Eskytė
January 15, 2019

Disability and Shopping:Customers, Markets and the State provides an examination of the diverse experiences and perspectives of disabled customers, industry and civil society. It discusses how the interaction between the three stakeholders should be shaped at aiming to decrease inequality and...

Autism in a Decentered World

Autism in a Decentered World

1st Edition

Alice Wexler
September 10, 2018

Autistic people are empirically and scientifically generalized as living in a fragmented, alternate reality, without a coherent continuous self. In Part I, this book presents recent neuropsychological research and its implications for existing theories of autism, selfhood, and identity, challenging...

Institutional Violence and Disability: Punishing Conditions

Institutional Violence and Disability: Punishing Conditions

1st Edition

Kate Rossiter, Jen Rinaldi
August 16, 2018

"This was several times with that damn cribbage board. I hate cribbage boards to this very day. They never beat us on the arms or legs or stuff, it was always on the bottom of the feet, I couldn't figure it out." Brian L., Huronia Regional Centre Survivor Over the past two decades, the public has...

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