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  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Sport and the Female Disabled Body

    By Elisabet Apelmo

    This path-breaking book analyses the experiences of young sporting women with physical impairments. Taking phenomenology as a point of departure, Elisabet Apelmo explores how the young women handle living with a body which, on the one hand, is viewed as deviant – the disabled body – and on the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • 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 – 2016-10-28 
    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 – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge

  • Disability Rights Advocacy Online

    Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity

    By Filippo Trevisan

    Disability rights advocates in the United Kingdom and the United States recently embraced new media technologies in unexpected and innovative ways. This book sheds light on this process of renewal and asks whether the digitalization of disability rights advocacy can help re-configure political…

    Hardback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • 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 address…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13 
    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 – 2016-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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 – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • War and Embodied Memory

    Becoming Disabled in Sierra Leone

    By Maria Berghs

    How do you become an 'amputee', 'war-wounded', 'victim' or 'disabled' person? This book describes how an amputee and war-wounded community was created after a decade long conflict (1991-2002) in Sierra Leone. Beginning with a general socio-cultural and historical analysis of what is understood by…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

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