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  • Madnessby Heather H. Vacek

    Baylor University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    A history of Protestant responses to mental illness from the colonial era to the present more...

  • The Cookbook for Children with Special Needsby Deborah French; Leah Ehrlich

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 24.95

    This fully-illustrated book introduces children with special needs to the fundamentals of food preparation, healthy eating and cookery skills. Recipes pitched at three increasing levels of difficulty cover a wide range of skills making the book suitable for all abilities. The importance of health and safety is emphasised throughout. more...

  • Enabling Actsby Lennard J. Davis

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA?the ?eyes on the prize? moment for disability rights   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet... more...

  • Communication, Sport and Disabilityby Dr Michael S Jeffress; Dr Mark Sherry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Sports are ubiquitous in American society, and given their prominence in the culture, it is easy to understand how most youth in the United States face pressure to participate in organized sports. But what does this mean for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who live with one or more physical disabilities and, in particular, those in powered... more...

  • Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilitiesby Natalie Lackenby; Jill Hughes; Jonathan Monk

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 37.95

    This best practice guide provides a blueprint for managing seamless transitions between services for young people aged 16-25 with additional needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and sensory impairments. more...

  • Madness, distress and the politics of disablementby Helen Spandler; Jill Anderson

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 44.50

    An exploration of the relationship between madness, distress and disability, bringing together leading scholars and activists from Europe, North America, Australia and India. more...

  • Biopolitics and Utopiaby Patricia Stapleton; Andrew Byers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This interdisciplinary reader offers a fascinating exploration of the intersection of biopolitics and utopia by employing a range of theoretical approaches. Each essay provides a unique application of the two concepts to topics spanning the social sciences and humanities. more...

  • Rethinking Disability Theory and Practiceby Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Drawing from work in a wide range of fields, this book presents novel approaches to key debates in thinking about and defining disability. Differing from other works in Critical Disability Studies, it crucially demonstrates the consequences of radically rethinking the roles of language and perspective in constructing identities. more...

  • Silent Shockby Michael Magazanik

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    The baby started to come out. Head first, everything OK. But then I saw that there were no arms. And then no legs. The little girl had only a torso and a head. Lyn Rowe was born in Melbourne in 1962, seven months after her mother Wendy was given a new wonder drug for morning sickness called thalidomide. For fifty years the Rowe family cared... more...

  • Soziale Arbeit mit Menschen mit Demenzby H. Elisabeth Philipp-Metzen

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 25.76

    Vor dem Hintergrund des demografischen Wandels gewinnt die Soziale Altenarbeit an Bedeutung. Eine besondere Herausforderung bildet in der Praxis die wachsende Zahl von Menschen mit Demenz. Neben den klassischen Aufgaben wie Beratung und Entlastung pflegender Angehöriger entstehen für dieses Praxisfeld ganz neue Tätigkeitsbereiche wie Förderung von... more...