1st Edition

Geographies of Disability

By Brendan Gleeson Copyright 1999
    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    266 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book explains how space, place and mobility have shaped the experiences of disabled people both in the past and in contemporary societies. The key features of this insightful study include:
    * a critical appraisal of theories of disability and a new disability model
    * case studies to explore how the transition to capitalism disadvantaged disabled people
    * an exploration of the Western city and the policies of community care and accessibility regulation.

    Brendan Gleeson presents an important contribution to the major policy debates on disability in Western societies and offers new considerations for the broader debates on embodiment and space within Geography.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Part 1 A Socio-Apatial Model of Disability; Chapter 2 Social Science and Disability; Chapter 3 The Nature of Disability; Part 2 Historical Geographies of Disability; Chapter 4 Historical-Geographical Materialism and Disability; Chapter 5 The Social Space of Disability in Feudal England; Chapter 6 The Social Space of Disability in the Industrial City; Part 3 Contemporary Geographies of Disability; Chapter 7 Disability and the Capitalist City; Chapter 8 Community Care; Chapter 9 The Regulation of Urban Accessibility; Chapter 10 Towards an Enabling Geography;


    Brendan Gleeson is a Research Fellow at the Urban Research Program, Australian National University