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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Oliver Mutanga
July 22, 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...

Understanding Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities in Adults

Understanding Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities in Adults

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Dreenagh Lyle
July 16, 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...

Cultural Disability Studies in Education: Interdisciplinary Navigations of the Normative Divide

Cultural Disability Studies in Education: Interdisciplinary Navigations of the Normative Divide

1st Edition

David Bolt
July 03, 2018

Over the last few decades disability studies has emerged not only as a discipline in itself but also as a catalyst for cultural disability studies and Disability Studies in Education. In this book the three areas become united in a new field that recognises education as a discourse between tutors...

Branding and Designing Disability: Reconceptualising Disability Studies

Branding and Designing Disability: Reconceptualising Disability Studies

1st Edition

Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen Gilson
May 09, 2018

Over the past fifty years, design and branding have become omnipotent in the market and have made their way to other domains as well. Given their potential to divide humans into categories and label their worth and value, design and branding can wield immense but currently unharnessed powers of...

Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance

Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance

1st Edition

David Bolt, Claire Penketh
January 24, 2018

Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability...

Disabled Childhoods: Monitoring Differences and Emerging Identities

Disabled Childhoods: Monitoring Differences and Emerging Identities

1st Edition

Janice McLaughlin, Edmund Coleman-Fountain, Emma Clavering
January 22, 2018

A crucial contemporary dynamic around children and young people in the Global North is the multiple ways that have emerged to monitor their development, behaviour and character. In particular disabled children or children with unusual developmental patterns can find themselves surrounded by...

Citizenship Inclusion and Intellectual Disability: Biopolitics Post-Institutionalisation

Citizenship Inclusion and Intellectual Disability: Biopolitics Post-Institutionalisation

1st Edition

Niklas Altermark
November 03, 2017

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...

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