Disability Controversial Debates and Psychosocial Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0415162033
ISBN-13: 9780415162036
Edition: 1999
Authors: Deborah Marks
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Description: Examining current theories and practices relating to disability in 1999, the focus of this work is not disabled people as objects of study, but rather an analysis of disability as it has been historically and culturally constructed.

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Book details

List price: $60.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/20/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Examining current theories and practices relating to disability in 1999, the focus of this work is not disabled people as objects of study, but rather an analysis of disability as it has been historically and culturally constructed.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Interdisciplinary studies, fragmented identities and psychic investments
Valuing lives
Medicine and its allied professions
The social construction of disability
Dynamics of care and control: meeting social and psychic needs
Causes, complexity and process of categorising 'impairment'
Does language disable people?
Investments in images
Closing comments: interdisciplinary connections, action and identity
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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