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  • Disability and Popular Cultureby Katie Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    As a response to real or imagined subordination, popular culture reflects the everyday experience of ordinary people and has the capacity to subvert the hegemonic order. Drawing on central theoretical approaches in the field of critical disability studies, this book examines disability across a number of internationally recognised texts and objects... more...

  • Disability and the welfare state in Britainby Jameel Hampton

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    The British Welfare State initially seemed to promise welfare for all, but excluded millions of disabled people. This book examines attempts in the subsequent three decades to reverse this exclusion. It also provides the first major analysis of the Disablement Income Group and the Thalidomide campaign. more...

  • The Fantasy of Disabilityby Jeffrey Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    What are the unconscious fantasies circulating in representations of disability? What role do these fantasies play in defining the condition of disability? What can these fantasies teach us about human vulnerability writ large? The Fantasy of Disability explores how popular culture texts, such as Degrassi: The Next Generation and Glee , fantasize... more...

  • Mental Health Law in England and Walesby Paul Barber; Robert Brown; Debbie Martin

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 55.00

    A complete, comprehensive and up-to-date reference guide to the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended by the 2007 Act, for any mental health professional ? from social workers and occupational therapists, to GPs and nurses. more...

  • Working for a Living?by Helen Barnes

    Policy Press 2000; US$ 28.95

    This valuable study compares the welfare states of Sweden, Germany and Britain on the basis of social policy provision for disabled people of working age, particularly in the areas of income maintenance and employment policy. more...

  • Helen Kellerby Johanna Hurwitz

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 3.99

    When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.   From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Disability and the Life Courseby Mark Priestley

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    First published in 2001, this book explores the global experience of disability using a novel life course approach. more...

  • Water Under Waterby Peter Rix

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.80

    A love story to make you question your own assumptions, emotions and actions. Water Under Water is the story of Jim and Tom Campion, a father and son who share a passion for the water. Jim is a high achiever - Tom has Down Syndrome. The novel is as much about their struggle to love and accept each other as it is a boy's coming of age tale. Tom and... more...

  • Dear Marcusby Jerry McGill

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    The idea to write to you was not an easy one. The scar from where the bullet entered my back is still there.   Jerry McGill was thirteen years old, walking home through the projects of Manhattan?s Lower East Side, when he was shot in the back by a stranger. Jerry survived, wheelchair-bound for life; his assailant was never caught. Thirty... more...

  • Helping Someone with Mental Illnessby Rosalynn Carter; Susan Golant

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 19.00

    The first thing you need to know is that life isn't over. "The good news," writes Mrs. Carter in Helping Someone with Mental Illness , "is that with proper diagnosis and treatment, the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness can now lead productive lives." Based on Mrs. Carter's twenty-five years of advocacy and the latest data from the... more...