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  • Reading Embodied Citizenshipby Emily Russell

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    Drawing from major figures in American literature, including Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, and David Foster Wallace, as well as introducing texts from the emerging canon of disability studies, Emily Russell demonstrates the place of disability at the core of American ideals. The narratives prompted by the encounter between ... more...

  • Disability Harassmentby Mark C. Weber

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 69.00

    Building on the insights of both disability studies and civil rights scholars, Mark C. Weber frames his examination of disability harassment on the premise that disabled people are members of a minority group that must negotiate an artificial yet often damaging environment of physical and attitudinal barriers. The book considers courts’ approaches... more...

  • Disability and Social Theoryby Dan Goodley; Bill Hughes; Lennard Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation. more...

  • Mental Disability and the Death Penaltyby Michael L. Perlin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 44.99

    Michael Perlin shows how the administration of the death penalty deprives persons with mental disabilities of their constitutional rights, and how trial courts and prosecutors consciously flaunt the law. Using rea l life examples, he brings this often overlooked situation to light and calls for immediate change. more...

  • Hurricane Timby Neville Peat

    Random House New Zealand 2013; Not Available

    The gripping biography of one of New Zealand's most distinguished farmers, entreprenuers and aviation heroes. When Sir Tim Wallis's Spitfire crashed at Wanaka airfield in 1996, his accident was reported around the world. This lion-hearted Central Otago man, a legendary figure in the aviation, deer farming and business worlds, was suddenly fighting... more...

  • The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Lawby George A. Giuliani

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    This useful handbook provides educators with a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with special needs that they support. Written in a user-friendly Q and A format, it covers all of the key areas of special education law including Free Appropriate Public Education, related services, and discipline. more...

  • Violence Against Womenby Douglas A. Brownridge

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations investigates under-researched and underserved groups of women who are particularly vulnerable to violent victimization from an intimate male partner. In the past, there has been an understandable reluctance to address this issue to avoid stereotyping vulnerable groups of women. However, developments... more...

  • Disabled People and the Right to Lifeby Luke Clements; Janet Read

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The most basic of human rights, the right to life, is the focus of this book. 'Human rights' has increasingly come to be seen as a significant framework, both to aid understanding of the experiences of those who face oppression, and to underpin social, legal and political measures to counter it. Disabled People and the Right to Life uses this... more...

  • Genetic Discriminationby Gerard Quinn; Aisling de Paor; Peter Blanck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    As genetic technologies advance, genetic testing may well offer the prospect of detecting the onset of future disabilities. Some research also forwards that certain behavioural profiles may have a strong genetic basis, such as the determination to succeed, or the propensity for risk-taking. As this technology becomes more prevalent, there is a danger... more...

  • AIDS and the Sexuality of Lawby Joe Rollins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 82.00

    AIDS and the Sexuality of Law investigates the role that HIV/AIDS has played in the legal construction of sexuality. AIDS and its metaphors have been judicially enlisted to patrol the boundaries of heterosexuality, producing flawed understandings of HIV/AIDS and sexuality. The proliferation of this flawed knowledge through judicial discourse has... more...