Geographies of Disability: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Geographies of Disability

1st Edition

By Brendan Gleeson


272 pages

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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.

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography