Mind and Body Spaces: Geographies of Illness, Impairment and Disability, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Mind and Body Spaces

Geographies of Illness, Impairment and Disability, 1st Edition

Edited by Ruth Butler, Hester Parr


320 pages

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Mind and Body Spaces highlights new international research from Britain, USA, Canada and Australia, on bodily impairment, mental health and disabled peoples social worlds. The contributors discuss a variety of current issues including:

* historical conceptions of the body and behaviour

* contemporary political activism

* matters of identity and employment

* accessible housing

* parenthood and child carers

* psychiatric medication use

* masculinity and sexuality

* autobiography

* social exclusion and inclusion.

The contributors are: Hester Parr, Ruth Butler, Rob Imrie, Michael L. Dorn, Deborah Carter Park, John Radford, Brendan Gleeson, Isabel Dyck, Edward Hall, Pamela Moss, Gill Valentine, Christine Milligan, Flora Gathorne-Hardy, Jane Stables, Fiona Smith and Vera Chouinard.


This book provides a significant contribution to the ever widening horizons of: disability and health geographies, (post)-medical geographies and geographies of mental ill health.Overall the book is very thought provoking and may herald the future direction for disability geographies. It will provide stimulating reading for both students and academics with an interest in this subject area - Louise Holt, University of Loughborough, 2002

In my opinion, this book is an extremely valuable addition to human geography, and the wider social sciences. - Louise Holt, University of Loughborough, 2002

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