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Sociologies of Disability and Illness

Sociologies of Disability and Illness

Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology

  • Author: Carol Thomas
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137020199
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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This book critically compares conflicting perspectives and overlapping themes within the study of disability and illness across recent decades. With fresh interpretation of traditional theory in medical sociology and informed commentary on theoretical debates in disability studies, it is provocative reading for students and scholars in this field.

Disability Studies

Disability Studies

A Student's Guide

  • Author: Colin Cameron
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446296911
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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This textbook brings together a wide range of expert voices from the field of disability studies and the disabled people's movement to tackle the essential topics relevant to this area of study. From the outset disability is discussed from a social model perspective, demonstrating how future practice and discourse could break down barriers and lead to more equal relationships for disabled people in everyday life. An interdisciplinary and broad-ranging text, the book includes 50 chapters on topics relevant across health and social care. Reflective questions and suggestions for further reading throughout will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and expand their knowledge. This will be valuable reading for students and professionals across disability studies, health, nursing, social work, social care, social policy and sociology.

Moving Beyond Boundaries in Disability Studies

Moving Beyond Boundaries in Disability Studies

Rights, Spaces and Innovations

  • Author: Michele Moore
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135743037
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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What challenges are posed by changing transnational trends, agendas and movements that affect disabled people’s lives, and what can disabled people, their representative organisations and their governments do to advance the agenda for self-determination and inclusion? This book draws together the writing of academics and activists to depict the experience and perspective of disabled people in relation to a range of contemporary social changes, with a focus firmly on ways in which disabled people and their allies can act to counter disabling policies and practices. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on disabled people’s own voices and activism as the critical driver of theoretical critique and practical change. Chapters address a wide range of cultural, institutional and personal arenas to explore and contest the boundaries that disabled people seek to move beyond, from cross-border labour movements in Korea to experience of day services in England, from continuing and long-lasting realities of wars in Lebanon, Cambodia and Somalia to the beauty of harmony in Navajo traditions for understanding disability, from collective activism to individual participation in the Olympics. This book is recommended reading for students, researchers and activists interested in Disability Studies and is directly relevant to policy makers and practitioners in a position to reshape rights, spaces and innovations in response to the priorities disabled people feel and articulate are important for their lives. It was originally published as a special issue of Disability & Society.

Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments

Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments

  • Author: John Swain,Sally French,Colin Barnes,Carol Thomas
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446296687
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
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Since it was first published in 1993, Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments has established itself as essential reading for anyone coming to the subject of disability studies. The book tackles a wide range of issues in numerous succinct chapters written by contributing authors, many of whom are disabled themselves. From the outset, the chapters take a multidisciplinary and international approach. The third edition is made up of 42 chapters, 15 of which are completely new to this edition, including: · Early seminal writings in disabled studies · Death and dying · Psychology · Hate crime and the criminal justice system · Sport · Psycho-emotional disablism and internal oppression. This seminal textbook conveys the continuing developments in the lives and experiences of disabled people. It is valuable reading for students and professionals in the fields of social work, sociology, social policy, health and nursing as well as disabled people.

Working with Disabled People in Policy and Practice

Working with Disabled People in Policy and Practice

A social model

  • Author: Sally French,John Swain
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230343759
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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How has interagency working impacted on the support that disabled people and their families receive? Can partnership working pave the way for more personalized, mainstream services? Renowned authors Sally French and John Swain provide a critical review of the contemporary health and social care landscape from the perspective of disabled service users. Using the highly influential social model of disability as their framework, they explore the barriers that deny disabled people full participation in society, and identify the issues for practitioners and policymakers. Incorporating the views and experiences of disabled people throughout, the book addresses: ■ How effective practice can be shaped by service users' own accounts of their experiences, both positive and negative ■ The structural and environmental inequalities that block opportunities to influence future policy ■ The roles of key professionals in shaping the support that disabled people receive Timely and agenda-setting, this book constructs a new vision for partnership-led practice in the field, with the implications for policy and practice clearly laid out. As such, it is essential reading for students and practitioners working with disabled people and their families, across all fields of health and social care, including social work, nursing, education and community work.

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

  • Author: Martin Davies
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118451775
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 544
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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading

Geographies of Health

Geographies of Health

An Introduction

  • Author: Anthony C. Gatrell,Susan J. Elliott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118274857
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 424
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Setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments, this new edition of the well-established text offers an accessible overview of the theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research in the field of health geography Includes international examples, drawn from a broad range of countries, and extensive illustrations Unique in its approach to health geography, as opposed to medical geography New chapters focus on contemporary concerns including neighborhoods and health, ageing, and emerging infectious disease Offers five new case studies and an fresh emphasis on qualitative research approaches Written by two of the leading health geographers in the world, each with extensive experience in research and policy

Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

  • Author: Nick Watson,Alan Roulstone,Carol Thomas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136502165
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 468
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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 consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters 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 sections, 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 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 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.

Arguing about Disability

Arguing about Disability

Philosophical Perspectives

  • Author: Kristjana Kristiansen,Simo Vehmas,Tom Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134049749
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 232
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Disability is a thorny and muddled concept - especially in the field of disability studies - and social accounts contest with more traditional biologically based approaches in highly politicized debates. Sustained theoretical scrutiny has sometimes been lost amongst the controversy and philosophical issues have often been overlooked in favour of the sociological. Arguing about Disability fills that gap by offering analysis and debate concerning the moral nature of institutions, policy and practice, and their significance for disabled people and society. This pioneering collection is divided into three sections covering definitions and theories of disability; disabled people in society and applied ethics. Each contributor – drawn from a wide range of academic backgrounds including disability studies, sociology, psychology, education, philosophy, law and health science – uses a philosophical framework to explore a central issue in disability studies. The issues discussed include personhood, disability as a phenomenon, social justice, discrimination and inclusion. Providing an overview of the intersection of disability studies and philosophical ethics, Arguing about Disability is a truly interdisciplinary undertaking. It will be invaluable for all academics and students with an interest in disability studies or applied ethics, as well as disability activists.

Sphären der Gerechtigkeit

Sphären der Gerechtigkeit

ein Plädoyer für Pluralität und Gleichheit

  • Author: Michael Walzer
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593380358
  • Category:
  • Page: 478
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Die wissenschaftliche Gerechtigkeitsdebatte, jahrelang dominiert von John Rawls'”Theorie der Gerechtigkeit“, erhielt 1983 durch Michael Walzer eine bedeutende Wendung. In Abgrenzung von Rawls und anderen Gerechtigkeitstheoretikern entwickelte Walzer in seinem inzwischen klassisch gewordenen Werk seine Vision einer”komplexen Gleichheit“. Er geht davon aus, dass wahre Gerechtigkeit nicht durch einen wörtlich verstandenen Gleichheitsbegriff verwirklicht werden kann: Vielmehr verlangen verschiedene wichtige Güter - Reichtum, Macht, Arbeit, Liebe - auch verschiedene Modi der Verteilung. Walzer setzt sich nachdrücklich für einen neuen pluralistischen Gleichheitsbegriff ein, der bis heute nichts an Aktualität verloren hat.

Mental health service users in research

Mental health service users in research

Critical sociological perspectives

  • Author: Staddon, Patsy
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 144732059X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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This book aims to show the value but also the difficulties encountered in the application of 'insider knowledge' in service user research. Mental health service users in research considers ways of 'doing research' which bring multiple understandings together effectively, and explains the sociological use of autobiography and its relevance. It examines how our identity shapes the knowledge we produce, and asks why voices which challenge contemporary beliefs about health and the role of treatment are often silenced. An imbalance of power and opportunity for service users, and the stigmatising nature of services, are considered as human rights issues.Most of the contributors to the book are service users/survivors as well as academics. Their fields of expertise include LGB issues, racial tensions, and recovering from the shame and stigma of alcoholism. They stress the importance of research approaches which involve mutualities of respect and understanding within the worlds of researcher, clinician and service user/survivor.

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

  • Author: Tom Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134577664
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
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Over the last forty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that disability research needs a firmer conceptual and empirical footing. This new edition is updated throughout, reflecting Shakespeare’s most recent thinking, drawing on current research, and responding to controversies surrounding the first edition and the World Report on Disability, as well as incorporating new chapters on cultural disability studies, personal assistance, sexuality, and violence. Using a critical realist approach, Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies – going beyond dangerous polarizations such as medical model versus social model to achieve a complex, multi-factorial account of disability identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies relationships – feminist and virtue ethics approaches to questions of intimacy, assistance and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges disability studies orthodoxy, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

New Directions in the Sociology of Chronic and Disabling Conditions

New Directions in the Sociology of Chronic and Disabling Conditions

Assaults on the Lifeworld

  • Author: Graham Scambler,Sasha Scambler
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 233
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This book charts the new directions in theory and research in disability studies, giving purpose and shape to the emerging confluence of ideas between traditionally opposed groups.

Disability and Social Theory

Disability and Social Theory

New Developments and Directions

  • Author: D. Goodley,B. Hughes,L. Davis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137023007
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 348
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This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.

Re-Presenting Disability

Re-Presenting Disability

Activism and Agency in the Museum

  • Author: Richard Sandell,Jocelyn Dodd,Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136616470
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 284
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Re-Presenting Disability addresses issues surrounding disability representation in museums and galleries, a topic which is receiving much academic attention and is becoming an increasingly pressing issue for practitioners working in wide-ranging museums and related cultural organisations. This volume of provocative and timely contributions, brings together twenty researchers, practitioners and academics from different disciplinary, institutional and cultural contexts to explore issues surrounding the cultural representation of disabled people and, more particularly, the inclusion (as well as the marked absence) of disability-related narratives in museum and gallery displays. The diverse perspectives featured in the book offer fresh ways of interrogating and understanding contemporary representational practices as well as illuminating existing, related debates concerning identity politics, social agency and organisational purposes and responsibilities, which have considerable currency within museums and museum studies. Re-Presenting Disability explores such issues as: In what ways have disabled people and disability-related topics historically been represented in the collections and displays of museums and galleries? How can newly emerging representational forms and practices be viewed in relation to these historical approaches? How do emerging trends in museum practice – designed to counter prejudiced, stereotypical representations of disabled people – relate to broader developments in disability rights, debates in disability studies, as well as shifting interpretive practices in public history and mass media? What approaches can be deployed to mine and interrogate existing collections in order to investigate histories of disability and disabled people and to identify material evidence that might be marshalled to play a part in countering prejudice? What are the implications of these developments for contemporary collecting? How might such purposive displays be created and what dilemmas and challenges are curators, educators, designers and other actors in the exhibition-making process, likely to encounter along the way? How do audiences – disabled and non-disabled – respond to and engage with interpretive interventions designed to confront, undercut or reshape dominant regimes of representation that underpin and inform contemporary attitudes to disability?

Smile or Die

Smile or Die

Wie die Ideologie des positiven Denkens die Welt verdummt

  • Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 388897920X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Wie konnte aus dem harmlosen Lob einer optimistischen Lebenseinstellung eine kulturelle Glaubenswahrheit mit zunehmend zwanghaften Zügen werden? Mit kritischer Intelligenz und beißendem Spott nimmt Ehrenreich eine blühende Bewusstseinsindustrie unter die Lupe, die mit "Positive Thinking" inzwischen Milliarden verdient. "Sei positiv! Optimisten leben länger! Der Erfolg ist in dir!" Seit Jahrzehnten künden Ratgeber und Motivationstrainer von der grenzenlosen Macht positiven Denkens. Glück, Gesundheit, Reichtum und beruflicher Erfolg - so die Botschaft - sind für jeden jederzeit erreichbar, eine lückenlos positive Grundhaltung vorausgesetzt. Selbst schuld, wer da noch Sorgen hat oder gar die Ursachen seiner Probleme in der Realität vermutet. Arbeitslose erfahren, einzig der Ton ihrer Bewerbung entscheide über deren Erfolg. Selbst Krebskranke werden heute gewarnt, eine "negative Haltung" könne ihre Heilung gefährden. Eine "erfrischend aggressive und glänzend intelligente Attacke auf das Nonsense-Monster mit den tausend Armen" (Daily Mail), zugleich ein überfälliges Plädoyer für eine Rückkehr zu Realismus und gesundem Menschenverstand.

Was heißt "soziale Konstruktion"?

Was heißt

zur Konjunktur einer Kampfvokabel in den Wissenschaften

  • Author: Ian Hacking
  • Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783596144341
  • Category: Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Page: 207
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Schöne neue Arbeitswelt

Schöne neue Arbeitswelt

  • Author: Ulrich Beck
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518458716
  • Category: Labor
  • Page: 237
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