Disability on Equal Terms
- John Swain - University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK
- Sally French - The Open University
Disability & Rehabilitation | Social Work Practice (General)
`[A] collection of highly readable and scholarly essays that reflect both the theoretical and practical implications of recent developments in the field. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in disability: highly recommended' - Colin Barnes, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds
This authoritative collection of writings examines and challenges traditional notions of disability. Edited and written by leading experts in the field, it offers a multidisciplinary approach to disability studies, incorporating perspectives from a wide range of health and social care services, as well as a distinct and unique emphasis on the views, experiences, work and personal testimonies of disabled people themselves.
The book is divided into three sections, each of which is prefaced by an editorial introduction which brings together the key themes and issues under discussion. Each section:
" Examines the dominant assumptions about disability and impairment and their historical and cultural contexts
" Documents the challenges to such presumptions generated by disabled people themselves
" Explores the implications of such challenges for professional policy and practice
This ground-breaking book will be essential reading for those studying disability studies, social work, nursing, and allied health and social care at all levels. It will also be a thought-provoking and inspiring read for disabled people and activists, professionals and policy makers.
John Swain is based in the School of Health, Community and Education Studies at Northumbria Univeristy. Sally French is based at the Open Univeristy. Previous publications include the co-edited Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments, Second Edition (SAGE, 2004).
`Sally French and John Swain have put together a collection of highly readable and scholarly essays that reflect both the theoretical and practical implications of recent developments in the field. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in disability: highly recommended' - Colin Barnes, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds
Recommended to students as the content of the book helps to support learners with their study.
The book will be used as recommended reading next time it is offered. Furthermore I will suggest to some students with particular interest in this field that they buy the book and use it for their final projects.
This is an excellent book for students seeking to understand disability. There are insightful and thought provoking chapters, that acknowledge both the signifcant milestones in disability politics alongside discussion as to future challenges. There is a welcome reference to disability arts. The final section provides useful 'viewpoints' from disabled peoples perspectives and the various social/health/threapy professions
This book is interesting and may fit in to the course we are planning in disability care.
A really good insight into the preception of disability. Particularly liked the 'Disability, Eugenics and Genetics' chapter by Shakespeare and the chapters on identity- thought provoking in a positive way.
The material provides excellent insight for the students