Understanding Disability

most prominent , or at least most commonly discussed , perspective on the social classification of disability among persons with disabilities . Some scholars have focused on specific issues within the social perspective as extremely ...


Author: Paul T. Jaeger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275982262

Category: History

Page: 165

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Although 54 million Americans have a disability, few discussions of the issue address its various compenents in a holistic manner. The authors, both of whom have experienced disability, tackle complex issues facing the disabled, including access, diversity, and civil rights, in a human-centered manner.

Understanding Disability

A sympathetic understanding of the child . ... In A. E. Dell Orto & R. P. Marinelli ( Eds . ) , Encyclopedia of disability and rehabilitation ( pp . 27-34 ) . ... Disability : A social challenge or an administrative responsibility ?


Author: Peggy Quinn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761905278

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Understanding Disability details expected developmental stages for those without disabilities as well as the impact of disability at each of these periods. This is a much needed reference for working with a person with a disability, or with a family member or other interested party. Beginning with infancy and the diagnosis of congenital or early onset disabilities, the book identifies traditional developmental life stages and then provides specific information for four different disabilities: Down syndrome, visual impairment, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida. In addition, spinal cord injury is added at the young adult stage of development. The reader can thus determine expected age-appropriate activities and accomplishments as well as some adapted expectations. In keeping with a social work emphasis on strengths, the book is based on a social, rather than medical, model of disability.

Understanding Disability

Before explaining this further, it is necessary that I briefly outline the nature and contents of each chapter, ... of Disability (UPIAS, 1976), and the way it forced me to rethink my own experiences of impairment and disability.


Author: Michael Oliver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137054920

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In this absorbing text by a leading writer and respected activist, theory, policy, historical background and personal experience are combined to give readers a rich and illuminating picture of the key issues raised by disability. In the author's uniquely clear and lively narrative style, the book explores: - The practical and political challenges that disablement presents - Theoretical understandings of disability - Disability law and the realities of policy implementation - Key points of contention for the disability movement This long-awaited new edition of a best-selling text includes new stories from the author's experience, as well as sharply framed debate about the development of policy over the last decade and a half. Its expansive coverage includes discussion of welfare, rehabilitation, special education and normalization. This book is core reading for students of social work, nursing, health and applied social science taking modules in disability studies. Michael Oliver was the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK. He is the author of the path-breaking The Politics of Disablement and Social Work with Disabled People (in its third edition, co-authored with Bob Sapey).

Understanding Disability Policy

Disability Alliance (2010b) 'DisabilityAlliance joins campaign to challenge the government over £16bn unclaimed benefits', 3 February (www. ... Drake, R. (1999) Understanding disability policies, Basingstoke: Macmillan.


Author: Alan Roulstone

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847427380

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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In an era of scarce social resources, the question of changing social policy constructions and responses to disabled people has become increasingly important. This text locates disability policy into broader social policy and welfare policy writings, embracing a range of indicators of disabled people's welfare.

Understanding Disability Policies

Oliver , M. ( 1996 ) Understanding Disability ( London : Macmillan ) . Oliver , M. , Zarb , G. , Moore , M. , Silver , J. and Salisbury , V. ( 1988 ) Walking into Darkness : The Experience of Spinal Cord Injury ( London : Macmillan ) .


Author: Robert F. Drake

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349273119

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the development and consequences of disability policies, contrasting policies grounded in medical definitions of disability with a 'social model' of disability supported by disability rights campaigners in their pursuit of anti-discrimination legislation. British policies are set in comparative context, and the impacts of policy on disabled people according to their class, gender, age and ethnicity are explored.

Understanding Disability Throughout History

It will show how a deep engagement with disability studies changes our understanding of the following fields: sociology, literary studies, gender studies, bioethics, social work, law, education, or history. This ground-breaking series ...


Author: Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000486728

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Understanding Disability Throughout History explores seldom-heard voices from the past by studying the hidden lives of disabled people before the concept of disability existed culturally, socially and administratively. The book focuses on Iceland from the Age of Settlement, traditionally considered to have taken place from 874 to 930, until the 1936 Law on Social Security (Lög um almannatryggingar), which is the first time that disabled people were referenced in Iceland as a legal or administrative category. Data sources analysed in the project represent a broad range of materials that are not often featured in the study of disability, such as bone collections, medieval literature and census data from the early modern era, archaeological remains, historical archives, folktales and legends, personal narratives and museum displays. The ten chapters include contributions from multidisciplinary team of experts working in the fields of Disability Studies, History, Archaeology, Medieval Icelandic Literature, Folklore and Ethnology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, and Archival Sciences, along with a collection of post-doctoral and graduate students. The volume will be of interest to all scholars and students of disability studies, history, medieval studies, ethnology, folklore, and archaeology.

Understanding Disability Studies and Performance Studies

people have no contact with disabled people so gain their knowledge of disability from mass media. ... [to] understand how the media shapes reality ̄(144). Often,individuals with disabilities are shown in the media as ...


Author: Bruce Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317987475

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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This collection brings together scholarship and creative writing that brings together two of the most innovative fields to emerge from critical and cultural studies in the past few decades: Disability studies and performance studies. It draws on writings about such media as live performance art, photography, silent film, dance, personal narrative and theatre, using such diverse perspectives and methods as queer theory, gender, feminist, and masculinity studies, dance studies, as well as providing first publication of creative writings by award-winning poets and playwrights. This book was based on a special issue of Text and Performance Quarterly.

Understanding Disability Discrimination Law through Geography

Understanding disability discrimination law through geography. 1. Great Britain. Disability Discrimination Act 1995. 2. People with disabilities–Legal status, laws, etc.– Great Britain. I. Title 342.4'1087-dc23 Library of Congress ...


Author: Fayyaz Vellani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317004981

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Examining the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in comparison to its counterparts in the USA and Australia, this book focuses on how it is being interpreted and acted upon in the context of higher education, a key area of national attention in the UK. It also evaluates this law in the context of the larger project of civil rights legislation and demonstrates that geography can be used to explain law and legal arguments by highlighting their subjectivity and by emphasizing the importance of place, specificity and context. While providing in-depth analysis of the effectiveness and scope of this significant legislation this book demonstrates the importance of geography in the application of law. It provides insights into the broader workings of UK anti-discrimination law, which are particularly relevant given the scrutiny of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the concerns about the effectiveness of legal tools in fighting discrimination. Finally, this book critiques liberal notions of legal subjectivity and medical definitions of disability which is topical given the current attention given to debates about identity politics.

Understanding Disability and Everyday Hate

Organisations were selected due to their interest in disability and/or hate crime and included disabled people's ... sought to explore participant's understandings of disability hate crime and gain a sense of any personal experiences.


Author: Leah Burch

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030868185

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book examines disability hate crime. It focusses on key questions concerning the ways in which hate is understood and experienced within the context of the everyday, in addition to the unique ways that hate can hurt and be resisted. It introduces readers to questions surrounding the conceptual framework of hate and policy context in England and Wales, and extends these discussions to center upon the experiences of disabled people. It presents a conceptual reconsideration of hate crime that connects hate, disability and everyday lives and spaces using an affective (embodied and emotional) understanding of these experiences. Drawing on empirical data, this framework helps to attend to the diverse ways that disabled people negotiate, respond to, and resist hate within the context of their everyday lives. The book argues that the affective capacity of disabled people can be enhanced through their reflections upon hateful experiences and general experiences of navigating a disabling social world. By working with the concept of ‘affective possibility’, this book offers a more affirmative approach to harnessing the everyday forms of resistance already present within disabled people’s lives. It speaks to academics, students, and practitioners interested in disability, affect studies, hate crime studies, sociology, and criminology.

Challenging Ableism Understanding Disability Including Adults with Disabilities in Workplaces and Learning Spaces

Close family relationships, including a network of extended family members and the geographical proximity of families over a number of years, are factors that strengthen understandings of disability arising from kinship.


Author: Tonette S. Rocco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118288139

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Disability can affect adults across the life span—and it isthe one minority group every person could join. This sourcebookaims to broaden the view of disability from a medical or economicconcern to a social justice concern. It examines practical, theoretical, and research aspects ofdisability—including those who question disabilityclassifications—and situates it as a political and socialjustice concern, technical and pragmatic concern, and personalexperience. The authors present the perspectives of individualswith disabilities, service providers, parents, and teachers andoffer analyses that range from the personal to the broadlypolitical. This is the 132nd volume in this Jossey Bass highereducation quarterly report series. Noted for its depth of coverage,this indispensable series explores issues of common interestto instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings.