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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...

  • 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...

  • 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; US$ 19.81

    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...

  • Disability Incarceratedby Liat Ben-Moshe; Chris Chapman; Allison C. Carey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    Disability Incarcerated offers an outstanding collection of interdisciplinary scholarship examining the incarceration and segregation of people with disabilities the United States and Canada. 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...

  • Disability in Jewish Lawby Tzvi C. Marx

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 200.00

    In recent decades, record numbers of Jews are taking a newfound interest in their legal heritage - the Bible and the Talmud, the law codes and the rabbinical responsa literature. In the course of this encounter, they may be interested in how these sources relate to the issue of disability, and the degree to which halakhic attitudes to disability are... more...

  • Women, Madness and the Lawby Wendy Chan; Dorothy E. Chunn; Robert Menzies

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 71.95

    This book explores, for the first time in an edited collection, the intersection of three key  research areas - women, madness and the law - and advances the debates on how law and the 'psy' sciences play a critical role in regulating and controlling women's lives. more...