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Disability A Life Course Approach

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ISBN-10: 0745625134

ISBN-13: 9780745625133

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mark Priestley

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Description:

This title provides students and teachers with easy access to many of the most important current disability issues and debates. It bridges some important gaps in the existing disability literature by including issues relevant to disabled people of all ages.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Mark Priestley is Professor of Education at the University of Stirling, UK.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A life course approach
Outline of the following chapters
Concepts
Disability
Generation
The life course
Summary
Birthrights
Birth decisions and the value of lives
Eugenics, old and new
New choices or old issues?
Summary
Disability and Childhood
Thinking about childhood
Culture and structure
Current debates
Summary
Disability and Youth
Thinking about youth
Sex and sexuality
Preparation for what?
Summary
Disability and Adulthood
Thinking about adulthood
Parenting
Work and employment
Summary
Disability and old Age
Culture and structure
The body and identity
The politics of disability and old age
Summary
Death and Dying
Thinking about death and dying
Life, death and disability
Summary
Conclusion
References
Index