This fully revised and expanded second edition of the Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and arranged thematically, it surveys the state of the discipline, examining emerging and cutting-edge areas as well as core areas of contention.
Divided in five parts, this comprehensive handbook covers:
Different models and approaches to disability
How key impairment groups have engaged with disability studies and the writings within the discipline
Policy and legislation responses to disability studies and to disability activism
Disability studies and its interaction with other disciplines, such as history, philosophy, sport, and science and technology studies
Disability studies and different life experiences, examining how disability and disability studies intersects with ethnicity, sexuality, gender, childhood and ageing.
Containing fifteen revised chapters and twelve new chapters from an international selection of leading scholars, this authoritative handbook is an invaluable reference for all academics, researchers and more advanced students in disability studies and associated disciplines such as sociology, health studies and social work.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 528
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition