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- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010; US$ 36.95
In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the experience has changed not just his life, but also his whole way of thinking about theology, politics and philosophy. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 16.99
For decades, a well-to-do Baltimore family guarded a secret too painful to reveal, much less speak of among themselves. For one daughter, that secret would haunt her for years but ultimately compel her to take surprising risks and reap unbelievable rewards--the story of which forms the stunning narrative of this remarkable memoir. When Molly... more...
- Random House 2009; US$ 12.00
In Norah Vincent's acclaimed first book she described how she spent eighteen months disguised as a man, an experience that ended on a locked ward in a psychiatric hospital. She left determined to learn more about the world of psychiatry and to examine whether different mental institutions would offer different solutions to their patients, but rather... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.67
From the author: 'My father doesn't feature much in Running with Scissors . And one of the reasons for this is because he didn't feature much in my life. But there's another reason, too: Our relationship was so complicated, so dark, so confusing and so big, that to tell the story would require a book. So finally, upon the death of my father in... more...
- Scribe Publications 2010; US$ 26.99
In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been its golden arches or bomb craters, but the bulldozing of the human psyche itself: it is in the process of homogenising the way the world goes mad. For the past 30 years, America has been the world leader in mental-health research,... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 154.95
This volume revolutionarily reconceptualizes disability not as a static but a dynamic phenomenon which is related to social, cultural, psychological and historical context. Papers by leading disability scholars in the areas of sociology, anthropology, and history look at the fluidity of disability and rethink how we are measuring disability. more...
- The Policy Press 2010; US$ 39.95
What does it mean to have a good life? Why has it proved so difficult for people with intellectual disabilities to live one? This important book explores these questions, provides an analysis of related policies and underpinning ideologies and looks to how a good life may be made more attainable. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 35.00
More than one million people in the United States are fully blind or legally blind, suffering impairments from retinal and macular degeneration to eye loss. And as America with Baby Boomers and beyond ages, the numbers of legally blind will double. In this work where the authors are assisted by a blind executive, readers are taken into the world of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 28.00
This volume analyzes the representation of disabled and disfigured bodies in contemporary art and its various contexts, from art history to photography to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show. more...