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Disability Studies Today

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288 pages. Dimensions: 9.4in. x 6.3in. x 1.1in.Over recent years there has been an unprecedented upsurge of interest in the general area of disability and disability studies amongst academics and researchers throughout the world. This has generated an increasingly expansive literature, from a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, development studies, geography, history, philosophy, social policy, social psychology and sociology. Perhaps inevitably, given this heightened interest, a number of important challenges and debates have emerged which raise many significant questions for all those interested in this newly emergent and increasingly important field. Disability Studies Today provides an invaluable introduction to and an overview of these concerns and controversies. Although the field is increasingly interdisciplinary in nature, the emphasis is primarily a sociological one since sociology continues to play a central role in the development of disability studies. Whilst the focus is primarily on theoretical innovation and advancement, the arguments presented in this book have important political and policy implications for both disabled and non-disabled people. Moreover, since disability studies, like ethnic, women and apos;s and gay and lesbian studies, has developed from a position of engagement and activism rather than one of detachment, the articles in this volume maintain this tradition. The book contains contributions from established figures, as well as newcomers to the field. Topics covered include: the history of the development of disability studies in Britain and America, key ideas, issues and thinkers, the role of the body, divisions and hierarchies, history, power and identity, work, politics and the disabled peoples and apos; movement, globalization, human rights, research and the role of the academy. This book will prove invaluable to scholars, researchers, students and policy makers and, indeed, all those involved in this increasingly important area of social enquiry. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780745626567

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Title: Disability Studies Today

Publisher: Polity

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Over recent years there has been an unprecedented upsurge ofinterest in the general area of disability and disability studiesamongst academics and researchers throughout the world. This hasgenerated an increasingly expansive literature, from a variety ofperspectives, including cultural studies, development studies,geography, history, philosophy, social policy, social psychologyand sociology. Perhaps inevitably, given this heightened interest,a number of important challenges and debates have emerged whichraise many significant questions for all those interested in thisnewly emergent and increasingly important field. DisabilityStudies Today provides an invaluable introduction to and anoverview of these concerns and controversies.

Although the field is increasingly interdisciplinary in nature,the emphasis is primarily a sociological one since sociologycontinues to play a central role in the development of disabilitystudies. Whilst the focus is primarily on theoretical innovationand advancement, the arguments presented in this book haveimportant political and policy implications for both disabled andnon-disabled people. Moreover, since disability studies, likeethnic, women's and gay and lesbian studies, has developedfrom a position of engagement and activism rather than one ofdetachment, the articles in this volume maintain this tradition.The book contains contributions from established figures, as wellas newcomers to the field. Topics covered include: the history ofthe development of disability studies in Britain and America, keyideas, issues and thinkers, the role of the body, divisions andhierarchies, history, power and identity, work, politics and thedisabled peoples' movement, globalization, human rights,research and the role of the academy.

This book will prove invaluable to scholars, researchers,students and policy makers and, indeed, all those involved in thisincreasingly important area of social enquiry.

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This volume provides a new and innovative overview of the keyissues and debates within the field of disability studies. Overrecent years there has been an unprecedented upsurge of interest inthe general area of disability and disability studies amongstacademics and researchers in universities and colleges throughoutthe world. This has generated an increasingly expansive literaturefrom a variety of perspectives including cultural studies,development studies, geography, history, philosophy, social policy,social psychology and sociology. Disability Studies Todayprovides an invaluable introduction to newly emergent debates andcontroversies as well as an overview of this increasingly importantfield of enquiry.

The volume’s emphasis is primarily sociological and whilethe focus is on theoretical innovation and advancement, thearguments presented in this book have important political andpolicy implications for both disabled and non-disabled people.These arguments are developed from a position of engagement andactivism by both established figures and newcomers to disabilitystudies. The topics covered include: the history of the developmentof disability studies in Britain and America; key ideas, issues andthinkers; the role of the body; divisions and hierarchies; history,power and identity; work, politics and the disabled peoples’movement; globalization, human rights, research and the role of theacademy.

This book will be an essential textbook for students ofdisability studies and will be invaluable to scholars, researchers,students, policy makers, professionals, and disabled andnon-disabled people interested in human rights and disability.

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