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Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

Edited by: Nick Watson , Simo Vehmas

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138365308
eBook ISBN: 9780429430817
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This fully revised and expanded second edition of 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 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 parts, 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, sport, 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 15 revised chapters and 12 new 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.

Chapter 6 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  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 ICF and its relationship to disability studies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Disability and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Invalidating emotions in the non-disabled imaginary Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Psycho-emotional disablism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The biopolitics of disability and animality in Harriet McBryde Johnson Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Agency, structure and emancipatory research Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Deaf identities in disability studies Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Theorising the position of people with learning difficulties within disability studies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Long-term disabling conditions and disability theory Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Critical realism as the fourth ‘wave’ Download PDF
Chapter  15:  It’s about time! Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Blindness/sightedness Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Social suffering in the neoliberal age Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Disabled people and employment Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Disability studies, inclusive education and exclusion Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Independent living and the failure of governments Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Diagnosis as social practice and the possibility of interruption Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Boundary maintenance Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Disability in developing countries Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The metanarrative of disability Download PDF
Chapter  25:  What can philosophy tell us about disability? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The psychology of disability Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Challenging the impairment/disability divide Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Disability, sport and physical activity Download PDF
Chapter  29:  We have never been able-bodied Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Feminism and disability Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Disability and sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Race/ethnicity and disability studies Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Mothering and disability Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Understanding disabled families Download PDF
Chapter  35:  ‘I hope he dies before me’ Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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