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  • Defectives in the Landby Douglas C. Baynton

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Immigration history has largely focused on the restriction of immigrants by race and ethnicity, overlooking disability as a crucial factor in the crafting of the image of the  ?undesirable immigrant.? Defectives in the Land , Douglas C. Baynton?s groundbreaking new look at immigration and disability, aims to change this. In the late nineteenth... more...

  • Sam and Chesterby Jo Bailey-Merritt

    Transworld 2016; US$ 18.32

    When Sam Bailey-Merritt was just two years old, almost overnight he lost the ability to communicate or function. His mother, Jo, was at a loss as to what to do as she saw her son grow increasingly isolated and begin to suffer from uncontrollable meltdowns. Eventually, Sam was diagnosed with autism. Sam's condition continued to worsen and, just when... more...

  • Disability and World Religionsby Darla Y. Schumm; Michael Stoltzfus; Julia Watts Belser; Amy Donahue; Stephen E. Harris; Mary Jo Iozzio; Andrew Lambert; Lavonna Lovern; Benjamin Lukey; Thomas Reynolds; Vardit Rispler-Chaim

    Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Religion plays a critical role in determining how disability is understood and how persons with disabilities are treated. Examining the world?s religions through the lens of disability studies not only peers deeply into the character of a particular religion, but also teaches something brand new about what it means to respond to people living with... 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...

  • 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 Paralympic Games Explainedby Ian Brittain

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.99

    The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development... more...

  • God Beyond Wordsby Jill Harshaw

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 85.00

    Responding to the view that people with profound intellectual disabilities cannot enjoy spiritual experiences, this book pushes the boundaries of intellectual disability theology. Thought-provoking and sensitive, this book poses important questions about the nature of faith and how the Church treats people with intellectual disabilities. more...

  • Regarder autrementby Patrick Vincelet

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    Patrick Vincelet bouscule les préjugés sur la cécité et propose un nouveau regard sur les non-voyants Patrick Vincelet a consulté à l'Institut national des jeunes aveugles de Paris, à l'Hôpital des Quinze-Vingts, à l'association Valentin Haüy et à l'école de chiens-guides de Paris. S'appuyant sur sa pratique, ce professeur d'université a formé... more...

  • Inside Outby Robert Bogdan; Steven J. Taylor; Seymour B. Sarason

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 24.95

    What does it mean to be ‘mentally retarded’? Professors Bogdan and Taylor have interviewed two experts, ‘Ed Murphy’ and ‘Pattie Burt,’ for answers. Ed and Pattie, former inmates of institutions for the retarded, tell us in their own words. more...

  • Social Work in the Hospital Organizationby Margaret Gaughan Brock

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 17.95

    This book was written to fill a need for a basic text about medical social work. The material has specific reference to social work in the hospital organization, but much of it is applicable to social work within the broader context of health care.  more...