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 at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|141 pages
part II|91 pages
Disablement, disablism and impairment effects
part III|99 pages
Social policy and disability: Health, personal assistance, employment and education
part IV|84 pages
Disability studies and interdisciplinarity
part V|88 pages
Contextualising the disability experience