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Geographies of Disability - Brendan Gleeson

Geographies of Disability

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"Geographies of Disability" explores how geography shapes the experiences of disabled peoples, examining the relationship between space and disability.
Drawing on case studies, historical sources and illustrative maps and photos, Brendan Gleeson presents the key issues and concerns at the heart of disabled people and their social movements worldwide. The book presents critical theories of disability, space and embodiment, then places issues within an historical context, and discusses contemporary scenarios of disability, including the topics of community care and accessibility regulation.
"Geographies of Disability" presents an important contribution to the key policy debates in Western societies, and offers new insights for broader contemporary discussions on embodiment and space.

1. Introduction -- Pt. I. A socio-spatial model of disability. 2. Social science and disability. 3. The nature of disability -- Pt. II. Historical geographies of disability. 4. Historical-geographical materialism and disability. 5. The social space of disability in feudal England. 6. The social space of disability in the industrial city -- Pt. III. Contemporary geographies of disability. 7. Disability and the capitalist city. 8. Community care: the environment of justice? 9. The regulation of urban accessibility. 10. Towards an enabling geography.

ISBN: 9780203021217
ISBN-10: 0203021215
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 3rd December 1998