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  • The Human Rights Approach to Disability

    Cases and Materials

    By Andreas Dimopoulos

    The Human Rights Approach to Disability provides a thorough examination of issues relating to disability from a human rights perspective. The book analyses how social theory concepts such as the social model of disability and disablism need to inform our interpretation of philosophical and legal…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • The Experience of Hearing Loss

    Journey Through Aural Rehabilitation

    Edited by Vinaya Manchaiah, Berth Danermark

    Hearing loss is a common chronic condition which is often poorly recognised but can have multiple negative impacts, not just on the lives of those directly affected, but also those living with them. People with impaired hearing may begin a long and uncertain journey involving a number of key stages…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Human Rights and Disability

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by John-Stewart Gordon, Johann-Christian Poder, Holger Burckhart

    The formerly established medically-based idea of disability, with its charity-based approach to treatment and services, is being replaced by a human rights-based approach in which people with impairments are no longer considered medical problems, totally dependent on the beneficence of non-impaired…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Foucault's The History of Sexuality

    By Chloe Taylor

    Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality is one of the most influential philosophical works of the twentieth century and has been instrumental in shaping the study of Gender, Feminist Theory and Queer Theory. But Foucault’s writing can be a difficult book to grasp as Foucault assumes a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Organizing the Blind

    The case of ONCE in Spain

    By Roberto Garvia

    This book is a case study which narrates the history of the National Organization of the Spanish Blind (ONCE), established in 1937 during the Civil War. Contrary to other affluent countries where most blind people live on welfare benefits, the Spanish blind enjoy full employment. Furthermore, the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Disability and Social Media

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Mike Kent

    Social media is popularly seen as an important media for people with disability in terms of communication, exchange and activism. These sites potentially increase both employment and leisure opportunities for one of the most traditionally isolated groups in society. However, the offline…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Fostering Accessible Technology through Regulation

    Edited by Delia Ferri, G. Anthony Giannoumis

    Technology has attracted an increasing level of attention within studies of disability and disability rights. Many researchers and advocates have maintained skepticism towards technology out of the fear that technology becomes another way to ‘fix’ impairments. These skeptical views, however,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Disability and Art History

    Edited by Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie

    This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

    By Michael Gill, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

    Disability studies scholars and activists have long criticized and critiqued so-termed ’charitable’ approaches to disability where the capitalization of individual disabled bodies to invoke pity are historically, socially, and politically circumscribed by paternalism. Disabled individuals have long…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Genetic Discrimination

    Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

    Edited by Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor, Peter Blanck

    As genetic technologies advance, genetic testing may well offer the prospect of detecting the onset of future disabilities. Some research also forwards that certain behavioural profiles may have a strong genetic basis, such as the determination to succeed, or the propensity for risk-taking. As this…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

    Edited by Bent Greve

    ‘The welfare state’ in all its many forms has had a profound role in many countries around the world since at least the Second World War. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State explores the classical issues around the welfare state, but also investigates its key concepts, along with how these…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Disability Studies Reader

    5th Edition

    Edited by Lennard J. Davis

    The fifth edition of The Disability Studies Reader addresses the post-identity theoretical landscape by emphasizing questions of interdependency and independence, the human–animal relationship, and issues around the construction or materiality of gender, the body, and sexuality. Selections explore…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge

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