New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2001. Part I: The Shaping of disability studies as a field/ Part II: Experiencing disability/ Part III: Disability in context.
`This remarkable book is unlike any other I have reviewed, for a variety of reasons. Firstly, at 700 pages and with 34 chapters, the sheer scale of the collection is vast. The editors state that the book is not definitive, but represents a creative work in progress. However, the collection certainly provides a unique insight into the current debates and issues which frame disability studies, combining a variety of different backgrounds and a diverse range of experiences, and this manifests in the way that the chapters range across academic disciplines. Consequently, the book is aimed at a wide audience including disabled people, practitioners, academics and those involved in forming social welfare policies' - Medical Sociology News'This text is truly a welcome reference book to any desk, library or organization where people are interested in this field or working with people with a disability' - Nursing & Residential Care'This text is truly a welcome reference book to any desk, library or organization where people are interested in this field or working with people with a disability' - Nursing & Residential CareThe path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines.The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability studies. The book is of interest to disabled people, scholars, policy makers and activists alike. The book defines the existing field, stimulates future debate, encourages respectful discourse between different interest groups and moves the field forward.
IntroductionKatherine D Seelman, and Michael BuryAn Institutional History of Disability - David L Braddock and Susan ParishCounting Disability - Glenn T Fujiura and Violet Rutkowski-Kmitta Disability Definitions, Models, Classification Schemes and Applications - Barbara Altman Theorizing Disability - Gareth WilliamsMethodological Paradigms That Shape Disability Research - Scott Campbell BrownDisability - Patrick Fougeyrollas and Line BeauregardAn Interactive Person-Environment Social CreationRepresentation and Its Discontents - David T Mitchell and Sharon L Snyder The Uneasy Home of Disability in Literature and FilmPhilosophical Issues in the Definition and Social Response to Disability - David Wasserman Disability and the Sociology of the Body - Bryan S Turner Intellectual Disabilities- Quo Vadis? - Trevor R ParmenterDisability, Bioethics and Human Rights - Adrienne Asch Disability Studies and Electronic Networking - Ellen Liberti Blasiotti, John D Westbrook, and Iwao KobayashiPART TWO: EXPERIENCING DISABILITYDivided Understandings - Carol Gill The Social Experience of DisabilityMapping the Family - Philip M FergusonDisability Studies and the Exploration of Parental Response to DisabilityDisability and Community - Michael P Kelly A Sociological ApproachWelfare States and Disabled People - Robert F DrakeAdvocacy and Political Action - Sharon Barnartt, Kay Schrinerm and Richard Scotch Health Care Professionals and Their Attitudes Towards, and Decisions Affecting Disabled People - Ian Basnett The Role of Social Networks in the Lives of Persons with Disabilities - Bernice A Pescosolido Inclusion/Exclusion - Jean-Francois Ravaud and Henri-Jacques Stiker An Analysis of Historical and Cultural MeaningsDisability Culture - Colin Barnes and Geoff MercerAssimilation or Inclusion?Identity Politics, Disability and Culture - Lennard J Davis Making the Difference - Tom Shakespeare and Nick WatsonDisability, Politics, and RecognitionDisability Human Rights, Law and Policy - Jerome E Bickenbach The Political Economy of the Disability Marketplace - Gary L Albrecht and Michael BuryDisability and Health Policy - Gerben DeJong and Ian BasnettThe Role of Markets in the Delivery of Health ServicesDisability Benefit Programs - Bonnie O'Day and Monroe Berkowitz Can We Improve the Return to Work Record?A Disability Studies Perspective on Employment Issues and Policies for Disabled People - Kay Schriner An International ViewScience and Technology Policy - Katherine D Seelman Is Disability a Missing Factor?Disability, Education and Inclusion - Len Barton and Felicity ArmstrongCross-Cultural Issues and DilemmasSupport Systems - Simi Litvak and Alexandra Enders The Interface Between Individuals and EnvironmentsThe Relationship between Disabled People and Health and Welfare Professionals - Sally French and John Swain Public Health Trends in Disability - Don LollarPast, Present, and FutureDisability in the Developing World - Benedicte Ingstad