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Exploring Disability A Sociological Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0745614787

ISBN-13: 9780745614786

Edition: 1999

Authors: Colin Barnes, Geoffrey Mercer, Tom Shakespeare

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Description:

An introductory textbook for anyone studying disability. This book provides an overview of the existing literature in the area, and develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 8/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
Understanding Disability
What a difference a decade makes! Developing a sociological imagination
Comparative and historical perspectives
A tale of two models
Sociological issues and approaches
Review
Sociological Approaches to Chronic Illness and Disability
Sick role behaviour
Labelling theory
Experience of 'chronic illness and disability'
Medical and professional power
Medicalization
Towards a sociology of the disabled body?
Review
Enter Disability Theory
New ways of analysing disability
Developing a social theory of disability
Review
Disabling Barriers
The disabled family
Education
Employment
Built environment, housing and transport
Review
Social Policy and Disabled People
Disability and the welfare state
Social security policy
Social support in the community
Review
Politics and Disability Politics
Politics and disabled people
Disability protest: a new social movement?
Identity politics
Review
Culture, Leisure and the Media
Sociological approaches to culture
Leisure and social life
Cultural representations of disability
Towards a disability culture
Review
Advancing the Sociology of Disability
Theory: Out with the old and in with the new?
Disabling research
Life chances
Moving forward
Bibliography
Index