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Disability Studies
A Student's Guide

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December 2013 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This textbook brings together a wide range of expert voices from the field of disability studies and the disabled people's movement to tackle the essential topics relevant to this area of study. From the outset disability is discussed from a social model perspective, demonstrating how future practice and discourse could break down barriers and lead to more equal relationships for disabled people in everyday life.

An interdisciplinary and broad-ranging text, the book includes 50 chapters on topics relevant across health and social care. Reflective questions and suggestions for further reading throughout will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and expand their knowledge.

This will be valuable reading for students and professionals across disability studies, health, nursing, social work, social care, social policy and sociology.

Tony Heaton
Access
Colin Cameron
The Affirmation Model
Sarah Keyes
Ageing
Colin Cameron
Alienation
Laurence Clark
Barriers
Colin Cameron
Bodies
Colin Cameron
Care
Colin Cameron
Charity
Wai Yeen Peng
Citizenship
Colin Hambrook
Disability Arts
Colin Cameron
Disability Research
Colin Cameron and Michele Moore
Disability Studies
Colin Cameron
The Disabled People’s Movement
Colin Cameron
Discrimination
Nicola Martin
Education (Post-Compulsory)
Dawn Benson
Education (School)
Emmeline Burdett
Eugenics
Alison Wilde and Adele Hoskinson-Clark
Families
Ana Bê
Feminist Disability Studies
Colin Cameron
Harassment and Hate Crime
Colin Cameron
The Historical Construction of Disability
Colin Cameron
Humour
Colin Cameron
Identity
Colin Cameron
Impairment
Colin Cameron
Inclusion
Florence Garabedian
Independent Living
Michele Moore
International Perspectives
Sarah Woodin
Intersectionality
Rebecca Mallett and Jenny Slater
Language
Colin Cameron
Media Representations
Colin Cameron
The Medical Model
Tanya Titchkosky and Rod Michalko
Narrative
Larry Arnold
Need
Colin Cameron
Normalcy
Colin Cameron
Oppression
Alan Roulstone
Personalisation
Colin Cameron
The Personal Tragedy Model
Toby Brandon
Professionals
Donna Reeve
Psycho-Emotional Dimensions
Katherine Runswick-Cole and Dan Goodley
Resilience
Joanne Brown
Rights and Legislation
Peter Beresford
Service Users' Organisations
Margrit Shildrick
Sexuality
Colin Cameron
The Social Model
Colin Cameron
Sport
Colin Cameron
Stereotypes
Colin Cameron
Stigma
Rosaleen McDonagh
Traveller Identity
 
Vulnerability
Bill Scott
Welfare Reform

too specific to course module - acceptable as a brief overview of topics

Mrs Vanessa Rawlings
Children, You, University Campus Suffolk
January 26, 2015

Ideal for students new to the social aspects of disability

Mr Nigel Lempriere
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University
January 11, 2015

In this year´s course we focused on issues concerned around disability & work, employment ... so could only use a few chapters/contributions of the book. Of greater usability for other subject focus, perhaps in an upcoming course.
Best, RL

Professor Rainer Loidl
Social Work , Joanneum University of Applied Science
December 10, 2014

Covers a wide range of inclusion, exclusion, impairment and disabling issues. Considering concepts from a wide range of areas this book goes beyond education and develops an understanding particularly of social and medical model influences.

Mr Carl Longmore
Special needs and inclusion, Wolverhampton University
September 29, 2014

An easily accessible text, that will provide the student with a strong foundation in disabilities studies,

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate
August 6, 2014

This will be a useful addition to my reading list for the Concepts of Person Centred Care module in the Foundation Degree Health and Social Care programme.

Mrs Julie Taylor
Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies, Canterbury Christ Church Univ.
July 16, 2014

Recommended reading for students researching disability topic

Ms Elizabeth Cotterell
VTOS, Co Louth VEC
July 10, 2014

This is an excellent book that helps to bring the hitherto neglected area of disability into a central place within social work education. The book is usefully presented in short, digestable, sections that are clearly written. Students will find this book a valuable source throughout their studies.

David Tossell
Social Work (North Campus), London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
June 2, 2014

Good text for further reading.

Ms Victoria Jones
Nursing (Treforest), Glamorgan University
May 29, 2014

Really well laid out into small chapters which are accessible for students who require an introduction to issues relating to Disabaility Studies.

Mrs Suraiya Baghdadi
School of Education, University centre at Blackburn College
April 7, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Access


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Colin Cameron

 Colin Cameron is a senior lecturer in Disability Studies and social work at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a member of the boards of directors of Disability Arts Online, Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living and Shaping Our Lives, and of the editorial board of Disability & Society. More About Author

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