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  1. Reframing Disability?

    Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

    Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This...

    Published December 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rethinking Disability in India

    By Anita Ghai

    Moving away from clinical, medical or therapeutic perspectives on disability, this book explores disability in India as a social, cultural and political phenomenon, arguing that this ‘difference’ should be accepted as a part of social diversity. It further interrogates the multiple issues of...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge India

  3. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Family Fund (Routledge Revivals)

    An Initiative in Social Policy

    By Jonathan Bradshaw

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In The Family Fund, first published in 1980, Bradshaw discusses the introduction of The Family Fund- a grant given to families in response of the discovery of the damages caused by the Thalidomide drug. He examines all aspects of the Fund including its origins, aims, publicity and its future. This...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Olympic Ethics and Philosophy

    Edited by Mike McNamee, Jim Parry

    This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 'Cultural Life', Disability, Inclusion and Citizenship

    Moving Beyond Leisure in Isolation

    Edited by Simon Darcy, Jerome F. Singleton

    Disability is a complex multidimensional social construct where the type of disability and the level of support of individuals needs to be considered within leisure provision. In a leisure context, people with a disability often face a multitude of constraints to participation. However, when...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge