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Disability and Society : A Reader

Renu Addlakha; Stuart Blume Patrick Devlieger; Osamu Nagase and Myriam Winance

ISBN 10: 8125036865 / ISBN 13: 9788125036869
Published by Orient Blackswan, 2009
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Contents Preface. I. Disability in medicine culture and society 1. Inclusion/exclusion an analysis of historical and cultural meanings/Jean Francois Ravaud and Henri Jacques Stiker. 2. From handicap to disability language use and cultural meaning in the United States/Patrick J. Devlieger. 3. Community individual or information development dilemmas of concept and culture in South Asian disability planning/M. Miles. 4. Disability the place of judgement in a world of fact/M.H. Rioux. II. Life with a disability 5. Chronic illness as biographical disruption/Michael Bury. 6. The damaged self/Robert F. Murphy. 7. Body image and physical disability personal perspectives/George Taleporos and Marita P. McCabe. 8. Self mortification and the stigma of leprosy in Northern India/Ronald Barrett. 9. An ethnography of family burden and coping strategies in chronic schizophrenia/Renu Addlakha. III. Social life with a disability Integration and social organisation 10. Deviance disavowal the management of strained interaction by the visibly handicapped/Fred Davis. 11. Adaptation to deafness in a Balinese Community/John T. Hinnant. 12. Societal responses to women with disabilities in India/Meenu Bhambani. 13. The baby and the bath water disabled women and motherhood in a social context/Carol Thomas. IV. Technology and rehabilitation 14. There's no language for this communication and alignment in contemporary prosthetics/Steven Kurzman. 15. Motorcycles for the disabled mobility modernity and the transformation of experience in urban China/Mathew Kohrman. 16. Engaging with the disability rights movement the experience of community based rehabilitation in Southern Africa/Susie Miles. V. Political life with a disability disability politics and policy 17. Disability as the basis for a social movement advocacy and the politics of definition/Richard K. Scotch. 18. Disabled people's self organisation a new social movement/Tom Shakespeare. 19. The disability rights movement in Japan past present and future/Reiko Hayashi and Masako Okuhiro. 20. Disabled women an excluded agenda of Indian Feminism/Anita Ghai. Index. In the 1980s and 1990s disabled scholars in the West began to develop a radical critique of biomedical conceptions of disability that focused exclusively on the individual body and its limitations. They also exposed the failure of the social sciences to critically address what this medical understanding of disability meant and what it excluded from consideration. Out of their work emerged what is generally called the Social model of disability. Over the past twenty years this perspective has generated a substantial literature much of it making use of the methods of qualitative social research. Narrative and life histories produced by disabled people themselves have a central place in the Disability Studies literature. This work has major implications for professionals in the rehabilitation field for the social sciences and the ultimate goal for the full integration of disabled people into society. However almost all of it focuses on the traditions practices and dilemmas of northern countries. In India in Thailand and in most of Asia the field of disability continues to be dominated by the biomedical model. Thus disability is understood as an incurable chronic illness and increasingly an object for medical diagnosis and investigation. Despite many positive developments little convergence between disability politics and practice on the one hand and sociology and anthropology on the other has taken place. Surveying the international literature on disability and rehabilitation it becomes apparent that many studies carried out in Asian countries are designed to measure the extent of (unmet) need or the impact of services or attitudes to disabled people. Virtually no studies make use of the innovative usually qualitative and often holistic approaches developed in Western countries over the past twenty years. This book introduces readers in Asian countr. Bookseller Inventory # 73799

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Title: Disability and Society : A Reader

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft cover

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