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  • A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

    Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

    By E. Deidre Pribram

    In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and historical study of mental illness flourishes. The author ties…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Learning Disability and Inclusion Phobia

    Past, Present, Future

    By C. F. Goodey

    The social position of learning disabled people has shifted rapidly over the last 20 years, from long-stay institutions, first into community homes and day centres, and now to a currently emerging goal of "ordinary lives" for individuals using person-centred support and personal budgets. These…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Disability, Avoidance and the Academy

    Challenging Resistance

    Edited by David Bolt, Claire Penketh

    Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

  • A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages

    Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment

    By Irina Metzler

    What was it like to be disabled in the Middle Ages? How did people become disabled? Did welfare support exist? This book discusses social and cultural factors affecting the lives of medieval crippled, deaf, mute and blind people, those nowadays collectively called "disabled." Although the word did…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Crises, Conflict and Disability

    Ensuring Equality

    Edited by David Mitchell, Valerie Karr

    People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

  • Critical Histories of Accounting

    Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era

    Edited by Richard K. Fleischman, Warwick Funnell, Stephen Walker

    The critical tradition in accounting historiography has come to occupy a prominent place in the discipline’s academic scholarship. Some critical literature has confronted the responsibility of accounting and accountants in precipitating contemporary crises, such as the audit failures that spawned…

    Paperback – 2015-08-29
    Routledge New Works in Accounting History

  • Literature and Disability

    By Alice Hall

    Literature and Disability introduces readers to the field of disability studies and the ways in which a focus on issues of impairment and the representation of disability can provide new approaches to reading and writing about literary texts. Disability plays a central role in much of the most…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Coercive Care

    Rights, Law and Policy

    Edited by Bernadette Mcsherry, Ian Freckelton

    There has been much debate about mental health law reform and mental capacity legislation in recent years with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities also having a major impact on thinking about the issue. This edited volume explores the concept of ‘coercive care’ in relation…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

  • The Dynamics of Managing Diversity

    A critical approach, 4th Edition

    By Gill Kirton, Anne-marie Greene

    The Dynamics of Managing Diversity was one of the first books to respond to growing academic coverage of the topic of diversity management at degree level. This fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect new working practices, statistical information and developments in equality and diversity…

    Paperback – 2015-08-06

  • Childhood and Disability

    Key papers from Disability & Society

    Edited by Sarah Beazley, Val Williams

    Drawn from Disability & Society over the period 1997-2012, the twelve chapters in this book address a range of personal, cultural and institutional arenas in which challenges experienced by disabled children are played out. The book includes a mix of theoretical and applied material offering…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23

  • Disability in Japan

    By Carolyn S. Stevens

    Disability and chronic illness represents a special kind of cultural diversity, the "other" to "normal" able-bodiedness. Most studies of disability consider disability in North American or European contexts; and studies of diversity in Japan consider ethnic and cultural diversity, but not the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • New Body Politics

    Narrating Arab and Black Identity in the Contemporary United States

    By Therí A. Pickens

    In the increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic American landscape of the present, understanding and bridging dynamic cross-cultural conversations about social and political concerns becomes a complicated humanistic project. How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

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