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Disability and the Life Course : Global Perspectives - Mark Priestley

Disability and the Life Course

Global Perspectives

By: Mark Priestley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th September 2001
ISBN: 9780521797344
Number Of Pages: 274

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Disability and the Life Course explores the global experience of disability using a novel life course approach. The book explores how disabling societies impact on disabled people's life experiences, and highlights the ways in which disabled people have acted to take more control over their own lives. It provides a unique combination of analysis, policy issues and autobiography, offering the reader a rare opportunity to make links between the theoretical, the political and the personal in a single volume. The material is set in a truly international context, with contributions from thirteen different countries bringing together established and emerging writers, both disabled and non-disabled. The book bridges some important gaps in the existing disability literature by including issues relevant to disabled people of all ages and with different kinds of impairments and also by offering a unique analysis of the relationship between disability and generation in a changing world.

'... a welcome addition to the field ... As a 'reader' which can be dipped into, the book is excellent.' Journal of Ageing & Society 'This book is a 'must-read' for anyone interested in how disability is socially constructed around the globe and throughout the life course.' Amazon 'This is a welcome and timely publication ... This book is commendable ...' The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute

Introduction: the global context of disability
Repositioning disability and the life course: a social claiming perspective
Marginalisation and disability: experiences from the Third World
Where do we draw the line?: surviving eugenics in a technological world
A complicated struggle: disability, survival and social change in the majority world
Methods and Stories
Life event histories and the US independent living moment
A journey of discovery
Using life story narratives to understand disability and identity in South Africa
Social change and self empowerment: stories of disabled people in Russia
Lifting the Iron Curtain
Revisiting deaf transitions
The hidden injuries of 'a slight limp'
The Politics of Transition
Failing to make the transition? Theorising the 'transition to adulthood' for young disabled people
Breaking my head in the prime of my life: acquired disability in young adulthood
Work and adulthood: economic survival in the majority world
he possibility of choice: women with intellectual disabilities talk about having children Kelley Johnson
Ageing with disability in Japan
Ageing with intellectual disabilities; discovering disability with old age: same or different
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ISBN: 9780521797344
ISBN-10: 0521797349
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 11th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.43