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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 20 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. Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Development of Disability Rights Under International Law

    From Charity to Human Rights

    By Arlene S. Kanter

    The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CPRD) by the United Nations in 2006 is the first comprehensive and binding treaty on the rights of people with disabilities. It establishes the right of people with disabilities to equality, dignity, autonomy, full...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Genetic Discrimination

    Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

    Edited by Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor, Peter Blanck

    As genetic technologies advance, genetic testing may well offer the prospect of detecting the onset of future disabilities. Some research also forwards that certain behavioural profiles may have a strong genetic basis, such as the determination to succeed, or the propensity for risk-taking. As this...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability

    By Jill Porter

    Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability informs readers about current understandings of disability and ways of recognizing the needs that arise from the lived experience of impairment in schools. While most schools have clear procedures in place with respect to identifying...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge