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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 16 new and published books in the subject of Disability — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability

    Perspectives from historical, cultural, and educational studies

    Edited by David Bolt

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    Whilst legislation may have progressed internationally and nationally for disabled people, barriers continue to exist, of which one of the most pervasive and ingrained is attitudinal. Social attitudes are often rooted in a lack of knowledge and are perpetuated through erroneous stereotypes, and...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

    Edited by David Hassan, Sandra Dowling, Roy McConkey

    There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned to the Special Olympics organisation, with national associations active in more than 200...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Global Politics of Impairment and Disability

    Processes and Embodiments

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Helen Meekosha

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Disability is of central concern to the developing world but has largely been under-represented in global development debates, discourses and negotiations. Similarly, disability studies has overlooked both the theorists and the social experience of the global South, and there has been a one-way...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan, Alan Roulstone

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    Geographies of disability have become a key research priority for many disability scholars and geographers. This edited collection, incorporating the work of leading international disability researchers, seeks to expand the current geographical frame operating within the realm of disability....

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Dis/ability Studies

    Theorising disablism and ableism

    By Dan Goodley

    In this ground-breaking new work, Dan Goodley makes the case for a novel, distinct, intellectual, and political project – dis/ability studies – an orientation that might encourage us to think again about the phenomena of disability and ability. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary areas,...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Crises, Conflict and Disability

    Ensuring Equality

    Edited by David Mitchell, Valerie Karr

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

    Edited by Nick Watson, Alan Roulstone, Carol Thomas

    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...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives

    Finding a Voice of Their Own

    By Ravi Malhotra, Morgan Rowe

    Building on David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger’s work analyzing the narratives of people with physical and learning disabilities, this book examines the life stories of twelve physically disabled Canadian adults through the prism of the social model of disablement. Using a grounded theory approach...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

    2nd Edition

    By Tom Shakespeare

    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....

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Arguing about Disability

    Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Kristjana Kristiansen, Simo Vehmas, Tom Shakespeare

    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...

    Published October 15th 2008 by Routledge