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Disability Rights and Wrongs
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Disability Rights and Wrongs

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-12-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Over the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model theory has reached a dead end. Drawing on a critical realist perspective, Shakespeare promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies - the dangerous polarizations of medical model versus social model, impairment versus disability and disabled people versus non-disabled people identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics in disability - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies care and social relationships - questions of intimacy and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges orthodoxies in British disability studies, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

The sexual politics of disability
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 218

The sexual politics of disability

While the civil rights movement has put disability issues centre-stage, there has been minimal discussion of disabled people's sexuality. This book, based on first-hand accounts, takes a close look at questions of identity, relationships, sex, love, parenting and abuse and demolishes the taboo around disability and sex. It shows the barriers to disabled people's sexual rights and sexual expression, and also the ways in which these obstacles are being challenged. Variously moving, angry, funny and proud, The Sexual Politics of Disability is about disabled people sharing their stories and claiming their place as sexual beings. It is a pioneering work, and essential reading for anyone interested in disability or sexual politics.

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-10-30
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Over the last forty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that disability research needs a firmer conceptual and empirical footing. This new edition is updated throughout, reflecting Shakespeare’s most recent thinking, drawing on current research, and responding to controversies surrounding the first edition and the World Report on Disability, as well as incorporating new chapters on cultural disability studies, personal assistance, sexuality, and violence. Using a critical realist approach, Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisi...

Genetic Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 211

Genetic Politics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Debating the rise of genetics in today's medical world, this study examines the values and practices that continue to shape the field of genetics. It argues that genetics as a whole is neither immune to nor ruined by the practice of eugenics, the scientific improvement of hereditary qualities. In contrast, it presents the hypothesis that genetics must be understood within the complex social and cultural processes that continue to shape it. While genetic technology may undermine an individual's freedom, that does not discount its merit. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of listening to women and disabled citizens, as they will be directly affected by the new genetic technologies.

Exploring Disability
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Exploring Disability

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999-08-10
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  • Publisher: Polity

This is an exciting new introductory textbook for anyone studying disability. As well as providing an excellent overview of the existing literature in the area, the book also develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society.

Disability Research Today
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 270

Disability Research Today

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-03-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Grouped around four central themes – illness and impairment, disabling processes, care and control, and communication and representations – this collection offers a fresh perspective on disability research, showing how theory and data can be brought together in new and exciting ways. Disability Research Today starts by showing how engaging with issues around illness and impairment is vital to a multidisciplinary understanding of disability as a social process. The second section explores factors that affect disabled people, such as homelessness, violence and unemployment. The third section turns to social care, and how disabled people are prevented from living with independence and digni...

The Sky People
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 117

The Sky People

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1971
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Can Localism Deliver?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 77

Can Localism Deliver?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Exploring Disability
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Exploring Disability

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-07-06
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  • Publisher: Polity

An introductory textbook for anyone studying disability, this book provides an overview of the existing literature in the area, and develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society.

The Lives of Dwarfs
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 431

The Lives of Dwarfs

"The Lives of Dwarfs is extraordinary in its range and vision. Beautifully written. Totally absorbing."--Ursula Hegi, author of Stones from the River "As a little person, husband, and father of a little person, I dream of the day when dwarfs attain full acceptance in society. The Lives of Dwarfs provides a giant step in that direction."--Rick Spiegel, former president of Little People of America "This important book makes it possible for both average- and short-statured people to challenge our collective understanding of dwarfism as a synonym for diminishment or as an array of cute and evil fairy-tale figures. The libratory work of this book is to invite us all to reimagine dwarfism as a liv...