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Disability Studies

Disability Studies
A Student's Guide

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December 2013 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This textbook brings together a wide range of expert voices from the field of disability studies and the disabled people's movement to tackle the essential topics relevant to this area of study. From the outset disability is discussed from a social model perspective, demonstrating how future practice and discourse could break down barriers and lead to more equal relationships for disabled people in everyday life.

An interdisciplinary and broad-ranging text, the book includes 50 chapters on topics relevant across health and social care. Reflective questions and suggestions for further reading throughout will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and expand their knowledge.

This will be valuable reading for students and professionals across disability studies, health, nursing, social work, social care, social policy and sociology.

Tony Heaton
Colin Cameron
The Affirmation Model
Sarah Keyes
Colin Cameron
Laurence Clark
Colin Cameron
Colin Cameron
Colin Cameron
Wai Yeen Peng
Colin Hambrook
Disability Arts
Colin Cameron
Disability Research
Colin Cameron and Michele Moore
Disability Studies
Colin Cameron
The Disabled People’s Movement
Colin Cameron
Nicola Martin
Education (Post-Compulsory)
Dawn Benson
Education (School)
Emmeline Burdett
Alison Wilde and Adele Hoskinson-Clark
Ana Bê
Feminist Disability Studies
Colin Cameron
Harassment and Hate Crime
Colin Cameron
The Historical Construction of Disability
Colin Cameron
Colin Cameron
Colin Cameron
Colin Cameron
Florence Garabedian
Independent Living
Michele Moore
International Perspectives
Sarah Woodin
Rebecca Mallett and Jenny Slater
Colin Cameron
Media Representations
Colin Cameron
The Medical Model
Tanya Titchkosky and Rod Michalko
Larry Arnold
Colin Cameron
Colin Cameron
Alan Roulstone
Colin Cameron
The Personal Tragedy Model
Toby Brandon
Donna Reeve
Psycho-Emotional Dimensions
Katherine Runswick-Cole and Dan Goodley
Joanne Brown
Rights and Legislation
Peter Beresford
Service Users' Organisations
Margrit Shildrick
Colin Cameron
The Social Model
Colin Cameron
Colin Cameron
Colin Cameron
Rosaleen McDonagh
Traveller Identity
Bill Scott
Welfare Reform

An essential read for any students studying disability studies.

Miss Martina Kirlew
Health and Social Care, University of Bolton
April 7, 2014

A good idea to present disability studies as a dictionary! Helpful are the discussion questions. And the most themes are covered. Some articles are four my purposes too strongly related to the English situation, but we in Germany can learn a lot from these.

Professor Dieter Kulke
Fakultät Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften, Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt
February 28, 2014

Format is useful for the students to be able to identify key areas for their practice. A very useful book with a great insight into some of the complexities of disability studies

Mrs Rebecca Littlechild
Sixth Form, North East Worcestershire College
February 21, 2014

Relevant beginners reference

Dr Sandra Tsang
Dept of Social Work & Social Admin, University of Hong Kong
February 21, 2014

This book provides a wide range of relevant information in short but concise chapters. A very good introduction to disability studies.

Dr Martin Partridge
Faculty of Health , Staffordshire University
February 17, 2014

This book helps me to develop the content of textbooks on social work with PWD in Vietnamese for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is also introduced in Vietnam Social Work Network website At Thanks for your great supports

Mr Kham Tran
Research Affairs, Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities
February 6, 2014

An accessible, foundational knowledge base which situates the reader in a contemporary social world. I like the way the concepts are set out alphabetically. I think it will be a very utilised and useful text. Nora Duckett January 2014

Ms Nora Duckett
Social Work (North Campus), London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
February 4, 2014

A very exhaustive, updated and useful source on disability from a UK, social model, critical and militant perspective which aligns with disabled people's movements. Implicitly, the stress is on disability associated to physical impairment, with 'the wheelchair' as a referent and icon. Yet the book is successful in promoting critical reflection on all relevant areas, dimensions and conditions of the experience of disability.
I am unsure about the Glossary format of the book, since its contents compose an integrated approach that might have been structured in a coherent argument otherwise. On the other hand, the "For Discussion" section is sometimes useful, but in most chapters it is reduced to a few "reading comprehension" questions where we could have more inspiring and case-oriented proposals.
These complaints are minor. As a whole, I am very happy to have found this source which has enlightened me and changed my views on disability issues to better, and it will definitely help improve my teaching in the matter.

Dr Felix Diaz
Psychology , University of Castilla La Mancha
February 3, 2014

A good supportive text to help the students to understand the research within the course.

Ms Allison Savory
Department of Social Sciences, Bucks New University
January 9, 2014

Captures the essence of health and social care within the disability perspective.

HIGHER EDUCATION, Canterbury College
January 7, 2014

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