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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 new and published books in the subject of Social Work and Disability — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Identity Unknown

    How acute brain disease can destroy knowledge of oneself and others

    By Barbara Wilson, Claire Robertson, Joe Mole

    Series: After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories

    Imagine being unable to recognise your spouse, your children, or even yourself when you look in the mirror, despite having good eyesight and being able to read well and name objects. This is a condition which, in rare cases, some brain injury survivors experience every day. Identity Unknown gives...

    Published October 19th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Family Support and Family Caregiving across Disabilities

    Edited by George H.S. Singer, David E. Biegel, Patricia Conway

    Family members provide the majority of care for individuals with disabilities in the United States. Recognition is growing that family caregiving deserves and may require societal support, and evidence-based practices have been established for reducing stress associated with caregiving. Despite the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Towards a Contextual Psychology of Disablism

    By Brian Watermeyer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    In recent years, disability studies has been driven by a model of disability which focuses on the social and economic oppression of disabled people. Although an important counterbalance to a pathologising medical model, the social model risks presenting an impoverished and disembodied view of...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Disability in Japan

    By Carolyn S. Stevens

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Disability and chronic illness represents a special kind of cultural diversity, the "other" to "normal" able-bodiedness. Most studies of disability consider disability in North American or European contexts; and studies of diversity in Japan consider ethnic and cultural diversity, but not the...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Controversies and Disputes in Disability and Rehabilitation

    Edited by Roland Meinert, Francis Yuen

    Although the field of disability services and societal understanding of disability issues have advanced in recent decades there remain controversial subjects and unresolved disputes. These cover a wide spectrum from legislation impacting the entire disability community such as the ADA, to culture...

    Published November 3rd 2011 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 July 12th 2010 by Routledge