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Introducing disability studies / Ronald J. Berger.

Berger, Ronald J. (Author).
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Location: Fennell RESERVES HV1568.2 .B47 2013
Barcode: 30731101167371
Status: Available

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On Reserve by instructor(s): Lianne Fisher.
Location(s) - Loan Period(s) - and Course(s):
Fennell Reserves - 2 hour reserve - Diversity Perspectives; MCOM 10231

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781588268662
  • ISBN: 1588268667
  • ISBN: 9781588268914
  • ISBN: 1588268918
  • Physical Description: x, 271 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-258) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disability in society -- Explaining disability -- History and law -- The family and childhood -- Adolescence and adulthood -- The bodily experience of disability -- Representing disability in literature and film -- The future of disability.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Fennell Reserves 2 hour reserve Diversity Perspectives; MCOM 10231 Lianne Fisher.
Summary, etc.:
"Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This innovative textbook: provides historical context, from ancient times to the present ; traces disability's impact throughout the life course ; gives prominence to the voices of people with disabilities ; explores popular culture's role in distorting ideas about disability ; addresses emerging ethical issues, such as the implications of genetic selection. Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phenomenon."--Publisher's website.
Subject: Disability studies.
Disabilities > Social aspects.
Sociology of disability.
People with disabilities.
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