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- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99
A disorder that is only just beginning to find a place in disability studies and activism, autism remains in large part a mystery, giving rise to both fear and fascination. Sonya Freeman Loftis?s groundbreaking study examines literary representations of autism or autistic behavior to discover what impact they have had on cultural stereotypes, autistic... more...
- SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 43.00
Written in a style accessible to all professionals, this fully updated Third Edition has been revised and enlarged to incorporate revisions to the Mental Health Act Code of Practice 2015 and the crucial impact of the Supreme Court decisions in the Cheshire West cases. more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 25.95
In Family Trouble, a compelling portrait of upheaval in family life, sociologist Ara Francis tells the stories of middle-class men and women whose children face significant medical, psychological, or social challenges. Children?s problems, she finds, begin a chain of disruption that touches virtually every aspect of the parents? lives, leading them... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else?s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability studies and disability theory is indicative of social prejudice... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 174.99
The Oxford Handbook of Disability Studies represents a comprehensive state of current research for the field of Disability Studies and Music. The forty-two chapters in the book span a wide chronological and geographical range, from the biblical, the medieval, and the Elizabethan, through the canonical classics of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Multiple sclerosis is an incurable neurological disease of unknown cause with a fearful reputation for generating disability, unemployment, poverty and early death. This book critically surveys the current state of multiple sclerosis research, demonstrating the shortfall of current research undertaken on the lives of people with multiple sclerosis.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
The purpose of this book is to challenge people (service providers, people with a hearing disability and those who advocate for them) to reconsider the way western society thinks about hearing disability and the way it seeks to 'include them?. It highlights the concern that the design of hearing services is so historically marinated in ableist culture... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Drawing from long term ethnographic work and practice in Guatemala, this incisive and interdisciplinary text brings in perspectives from critical disability studies, postcolonial theory and critical development to explore the various interactions and dynamics between disability and extreme poverty in rural areas. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95
A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 24.95
This book presents a realistic picture of the positive and negative aspects of the transition to higher education as experienced by students with disabilities. It combines findings from special education studies, personal stories from individuals with disabilities, and tips for both individuals and professionals facing the challenges. more...