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Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

Edited by: Nick Watson , Alan Roulstone , Carol Thomas

Print publication date:  February  2012
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415574006
eBook ISBN: 9780203144114
Adobe ISBN: 9781136502170

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The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters arranged thematically, it surveys the state of the discipline, examining emerging and cutting edge areas as well as core areas of contention. 

Divided in five sections, this comprehensive handbook covers:

  • different models and approaches to disability
  • how key impairment groups have engaged with disability studies and the writings within the discipline
  • policy and legislation responses to disability studies and to disability activism
  • disability studies and its interaction with other disciplines, such as history, philosophy and science and technology studies
  • disability studies and different life experiences, examining how disability and disability studies intersects with ethnicity, sexuality, gender, childhood and ageing.

Containing chapters from an international selection of leading scholars, this authoritative handbook is an invaluable reference for all academics, researchers and more advanced students in disability studies and associated disciplines such as sociology, health studies and social work.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Changing Terrain of Disability Studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Understanding the Social Model of Disability Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Critical Disability Studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Minority Model Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and its Relationship to Disability Studies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Fear, Pity and Disgust Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Psycho-Emotional Disablism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Researching Disablement Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Deaf Identities in Disability Studies Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Theorizing the Position of People With Learning Difficulties Within Disability Studies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Long-Term Disabling Conditions and Disability Theory Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Psychiatric System Survivors Download PDF
Chapter  13:  It’s About Time! Understanding the Experience of Speech Impairment Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Visual Impairment and Disability Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Disability and Neoliberal State Formations Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Disabled People, Work and Employment Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Disability Studies, Inclusive Education and Exclusion Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Independent Living Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Disablement and Health Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Disability in Developing Countries Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Social Encounters, Cultural Representation and Critical Avoidance Download PDF
Chapter  22:  What Can Philosophy Tell us About Disability? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Psychology of Disability Download PDF
Chapter  24:  History and Disability Studies Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Disability, Sport and Physical Activity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  What can the Study of Science and Technology Tell us About Disability? Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Feminism and Disability Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Race/Ethnicity and Disability Studies Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Mothering and Disability Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Understanding Disabled Families Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Conceptual Issues in Childhood and Disability Download PDF
Chapter  32:  ‘I Hope He Dies Before Me’ Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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