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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Disability: social aspects

The Story of My Life (Paperback): Helen Keller The Story of My Life (Paperback)
Helen Keller
R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion (Hardcover): Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan, Alan Roulstone Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion (Hardcover)
Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan, Alan Roulstone
R3,182 Discovery Miles 31 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Geographies of disability have become a key research priority for many disability scholars and geographers. This edited collection, incorporating the work of leading international disability researchers, seeks to expand the current geographical frame operating within the realm of disability. Providing a critical and comprehensive examination of disability and spatial processes of exclusion and inclusion for disabled people, the book uniquely brings together insights from disability studies, spatial geographies and social policy with the purpose of exploring how spatial factors shape, limit or enhance policy towards, and the experiences of, disabled people. Divided into two parts, the first section explores the key concepts to have emerged within the field of disability geographies, and their relationship to new policy regimes. New and emerging concepts within the field are critically explored for their significance in conceptually framing disability. The second section provides an in-depth examination of disabled people's experience of changing landscapes within the onset of emerging disability policy regimes. It deals with how the various actors and stakeholders, such as governments, social care agencies, families and disabled people traverse these landscapes under the new conditions laid out by changing policy regimes. Crucially, the chapters examine the lived meaning of changing spatial relations for disabled people. Grounded in recent empirical research, and with a global focus, each of the chapters reveal how social policy domains are challenged or undermined by the spatial realities faced by disabled people, and expands existing understandings of disability. In turn, the book supports readers to grasp future policy directions and processes that enable disabled people's choices, rights and participation. This important work will be invaluable reading for students and researchers involved in disability, geography and social policy.

Disability and Social Representations Theory - The Case of Hearing Loss (Paperback): Vinaya Manchaiah, Berth Danermark, Per... Disability and Social Representations Theory - The Case of Hearing Loss (Paperback)
Vinaya Manchaiah, Berth Danermark, Per Germundsson, Pierre Ratinaud
R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Disability and Social Representations Theory provides theoretical and methodological knowledge to uncover the public perception of disabilities. Over the last decade there has been a significant shift from body to environment, and the relation between the two, when understanding the phenomenon of disabilities. The current trend is to view disabilities as the outcome of this interaction; in short from a biopsychosocial perspective. This has called for research based on frameworks that incorporate both the body and the environment. There is a great corpus of knowledge of the functions of a body, and a growing corpus of environmental factors such as perceptions among specific groups of persons towards disabilities. However, there is a lack of knowledge of the perception of disabilities from a general population. This book offers an insight into how we can broaden our understanding of disability by using Social Representations Theory, with specific examples from studies on hearing loss. The authors highlight that attitudes and actions are outcomes of a more fundamental disposition (i.e., social representation) towards a phenomenon like disability. This book is written assuming the reader has no prior knowledge of Social Representations Theory. It will be of interest to all scholars, students and professionals working in the fields of disability studies, health and social care, and sociology.

The Mark of Slavery - Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America (Paperback): Jenifer L. Barclay The Mark of Slavery - Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America (Paperback)
Jenifer L. Barclay
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Exploring the disability history of slavery Time and again, antebellum Americans justified slavery and white supremacy by linking blackness to disability, defectiveness, and dependency. Jenifer L. Barclay examines the ubiquitous narratives that depicted black people with disabilities as pitiable, monstrous, or comical, narratives used not only to defend slavery but argue against it. As she shows, this relationship between ableism and racism impacted racial identities during the antebellum period and played an overlooked role in shaping American history afterward. Barclay also illuminates the everyday lives of the ten percent of enslaved people who lived with disabilities. Devalued by slaveholders as unsound and therefore worthless, these individuals nonetheless carved out an unusual autonomy. Their roles as caregivers, healers, and keepers of memory made them esteemed within their own communities and celebrated figures in song and folklore. Prescient in its analysis and rich in detail, The Mark of Slavery is a powerful addition to the intertwined histories of disability, slavery, and race.

Saying Goodbye - Stories of Separation Between Care Staff and People with Learning Disabilities (Paperback): Victoria Mattison,... Saying Goodbye - Stories of Separation Between Care Staff and People with Learning Disabilities (Paperback)
Victoria Mattison, Nancy Pistrang
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Keith became really quiet... He completely withdrew from what was going on. It was unbelievable... He was unhappy all the time. He wouldn't eat at the dinner table. He would throw his plate on the floor. We couldn't believe it.'

People with learning disabilities living in residential care regularly experience separation and loss when their keyworkers move away. Clinical experience suggests that these transitions are critical for the emotional well-being of clients, for whom supportive relationships with staff are essential. In Saying Goodbye the authors aim to raise awareness of some of the processes that occur when keyworker relationships end, in the hope that such endings can become less painful for both staff and clients. Specific recommendations of how to plan the end of staff-client relationships are included.

The book draws extensively on the words of the participants themselves, looking at parallel accounts of loss and change. People with learning disabilities are rarely asked about their experience of care and this is the first study to examine how these clients, as well as staff, experience the end of keyworking relationships.

Marginalized Groups, Inequalities and the Post-War Welfare State - Whose Welfare? (Hardcover): Monika Baar, Paul Van Trigt Marginalized Groups, Inequalities and the Post-War Welfare State - Whose Welfare? (Hardcover)
Monika Baar, Paul Van Trigt
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Examining the ways in which societies treat their most vulnerable members has long been regarded as revealing of the bedrock beliefs and values that guide the social order. However, academic research about the post-war welfare state is often focused on mainstream arrangements or on one social group. With its focus on different marginalized groups: migrants and people with disabilities, this volume offers novel perspectives on the national and international dimensions of the post-war welfare state in Western Europe and North America.

Social Research and Disability - Developing Inclusive Research Spaces for Disabled Researchers (Hardcover): Ciaran Burke,... Social Research and Disability - Developing Inclusive Research Spaces for Disabled Researchers (Hardcover)
Ciaran Burke, Bronagh Byrne
R3,063 Discovery Miles 30 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Social Research and Disability argues that the contemporary rules of sociological methods outlined in numerous research methods texts make a number of assumptions concerning the researcher including ambulance, sight, hearing and speech. In short, the disabled researcher is not considered when outlining the requirements of particular methods. Drawing upon these considerations, the volume emphasizes how disabled researchers negotiate the empirical process, in light of disability, whilst retaining the scientific rigour of the method. It also considers the negative consequences arising from disabled researchers' attempts at "passing" and the benefits that can emerge from a reflexive approach to method. This innovative and original text will, for the first time, bring together research-active academics, who identify as being disabled, to consider experiences of being disabled within a largely ableist academy, as well as strategies employed and issues faced when conducting empirical research. The driving force of this volume is to provide the blueprints for bringing how we conduct social research to the same standards and vision as how the social world is understood: multi-faceted and intersectional. To this end, this edited collection advocates for a sociological future that values the presence of disabled researchers and normalises research methods that are inclusive and accessible. The interdisciplinary focus of Social Research and Disability offers a uniquely broad primary market. This volume will be of interest not only to the student market, but also to established academics within the social sciences.

How to Conduct Ethnographies of Institutions for People with Cognitive Difficulties (Hardcover): Kjeld Hogsbro How to Conduct Ethnographies of Institutions for People with Cognitive Difficulties (Hardcover)
Kjeld Hogsbro
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the methodological, theoretical, and meta-theoretical considerations and guidelines involved in undertaking institutional ethnographic work involving people with cognitive and communicative disabilities. It presents a coherent platform for integrating theory and method built on classical and recent anthropological and sociological theory as well as classic and recent methodological considerations within the ethnographic tradition. Furthermore, it introduces readers to the challenging work of understanding the lifeworld of people who cannot express themselves in ordinary ways or who are deeply stigmatised and oppressed by dominating discourses telling them how to understand and define their role in society. It will be of interest to all scholars, students and researchers of disability studies, particularly those who undertake ethnographic research or want to understand the challenges involved in doing so.

Disability and Ageing - Towards a Critical Perspective (Hardcover): Ann Leahy Disability and Ageing - Towards a Critical Perspective (Hardcover)
Ann Leahy
R1,943 Discovery Miles 19 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Establishing a critical and interdisciplinary dialogue, this text engages with the typically disparate fields of social gerontology and disability studies. It investigates the subjective experiences of two groups rarely considered together in research - people ageing with long-standing disability and people first experiencing disability with ageing. This book challenges assumptions about impairment in later life and the residual nature of the 'fourth age'. It proposes that the experience of 'disability' in older age reaches beyond the bodily context and can involve not only a challenge to a sense of value and meaning in life, but also ongoing efforts in response.

The Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion - New Perspectives on Disability, Gender, Race, and Animals (Hardcover): Blake Hereth,... The Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion - New Perspectives on Disability, Gender, Race, and Animals (Hardcover)
Blake Hereth, Kevin Timpe
R3,073 Discovery Miles 30 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Contemporary research in philosophy of religion is dominated by traditional problems such as the nature of evil, arguments against theism, issues of foreknowledge and freedom, the divine attributes, and religious pluralism. This volume instead focuses on unrepresented and underrepresented issues in the discipline. The essays address how issues like race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, feminist and pantheist conceptions of the divine, and nonhuman animals connect to existing issues in philosophy of religion. By staking out new avenues for future research, this book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars in analytic philosophy of religion and analytic philosophical theology.

Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy - Our Way (Hardcover): Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy - Our Way (Hardcover)
Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson
R3,071 Discovery Miles 30 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the diverse ways in which disability activism and advocacy are experienced and practised by people with disabilities and their allies. Contributors to the book explore the very different strategies and campaigns they have used to have their demands for respect, dignity and rights heard and acted upon by their communities, by national governments and the international community. The book, with its contemporary global focus, makes a significant contribution to the field of disability and social justice studies, particularly at a time of major social, political and cultural upheaval. Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy offers a significant intervention within the field of disability at a time of major social upheaval where actors, advocates and activists are seeking to hold onto existing claims for rights, equality and disability justice.

Defining the Boundaries of Disability - Critical Perspectives (Hardcover): Licia Carlson, Matthew C. Murray Defining the Boundaries of Disability - Critical Perspectives (Hardcover)
Licia Carlson, Matthew C. Murray
R3,053 Discovery Miles 30 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This ground-breaking volume considers what it means to make claims of disability membership in view of the robust Disability Rights movement, the rich areas of academic inquiry into disability, increased philosophical attention to the nature and significance of disability, a vibrant disability culture and disability arts movement, and advances in biomedical science and technology. By focusing on the statement, "We are all disabled", the book explores the following questions: What are the philosophical, political, and practical implications of making this claim? What conceptions of disability underlie it? When, if ever, is this claim justified, and when or why might it be problematic or harmful? What are the implications of claiming "we are all disabled" amidst this global COVID-19 pandemic? These critical reflections on the boundaries of disability include perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, law, and the arts. In exploring the boundaries of disability, and the ways in which these lines are drawn theoretically, legally, medically, socially, and culturally, the authors in this volume challenge particular conceptions of disability, expand the meaning and significance of the term, and consider the implications of claiming disability as an identity. It will be of interest to a broad audience, including disability scholars, advocates and activists, philosophers and historians of disability, moral theorists, clinicians, legal scholars, and artists.

Blindness and Writing - From Wordsworth to Gissing (Paperback): Heather Tilley Blindness and Writing - From Wordsworth to Gissing (Paperback)
Heather Tilley
R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this innovative and important study, Heather Tilley examines the huge shifts that took place in the experience and conceptualisation of blindness during the nineteenth century, and demonstrates how new writing technologies for blind people had transformative effects on literary culture. Considering the ways in which visually-impaired people used textual means to shape their own identities, the book argues that blindness was also a significant trope through which writers reflected on the act of crafting literary form. Supported by an illuminating range of archival material (including unpublished letters from Wordsworth's circle, early ophthalmologic texts, embossed books, and autobiographies) this is a rich account of blind people's experience, and reveals the close, and often surprising personal engagement that canonical writers had with visual impairment. Drawing on the insights of disability studies and cultural phenomenology, Tilley highlights the importance of attending to embodied experience in the production and consumption of texts.

Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion (Paperback): Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan, Alan Roulstone Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion (Paperback)
Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan, Alan Roulstone
R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Geographies of disability have become a key research priority for many disability scholars and geographers. This edited collection, incorporating the work of leading international disability researchers, seeks to expand the current geographical frame operating within the realm of disability. Providing a critical and comprehensive examination of disability and spatial processes of exclusion and inclusion for disabled people, the book uniquely brings together insights from disability studies, spatial geographies and social policy with the purpose of exploring how spatial factors shape, limit or enhance policy towards, and the experiences of, disabled people. Divided into two parts, the first section explores the key concepts to have emerged within the field of disability geographies, and their relationship to new policy regimes. New and emerging concepts within the field are critically explored for their significance in conceptually framing disability. The second section provides an in-depth examination of disabled people's experience of changing landscapes within the onset of emerging disability policy regimes. It deals with how the various actors and stakeholders, such as governments, social care agencies, families and disabled people traverse these landscapes under the new conditions laid out by changing policy regimes. Crucially, the chapters examine the lived meaning of changing spatial relations for disabled people. Grounded in recent empirical research, and with a global focus, each of the chapters reveal how social policy domains are challenged or undermined by the spatial realities faced by disabled people, and expands existing understandings of disability. In turn, the book supports readers to grasp future policy directions and processes that enable disabled people's choices, rights and participation. This important work will be invaluable reading for students and researchers involved in disability, geography and social policy.

The New Political Economy of Disability - Transnational Networks and Individualised Funding in the Age of Neoliberalism... The New Political Economy of Disability - Transnational Networks and Individualised Funding in the Age of Neoliberalism (Hardcover)
Georgia van Toorn
R3,057 Discovery Miles 30 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book addresses the ways in which individualised, market-based models of disability support provision have been mobilised in and across different countries through cross-national investigation of individualised funding (IF) as an object of neoliberal policy mobility. Combining rich theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives with extensive empirical research, the book provides a timely examination of the policy processes and mechanisms driving the spread of IF amongst countries at the forefront of disability policy reform. It is argued that IF's mobility is not attributable to neoliberalism alone but to the complex intersections between neoliberal and emancipatory agendas and to the transnational networks that have blended the two agendas in new ways in different institutional contexts. The book shows how disability rights struggles have synchronised with neoliberal agendas, which explains IF's propensity to move and mutate between different jurisdictions. Featuring first-hand accounts of the activists and advocates engaged in these struggles, the book illuminates the consequences and risks of the dangerous liaisons and political trade-offs that seemed necessary to get individualised funding on the policy agenda for disabled people. It will be of interest to all scholars and students working in disability studies, social policy, sociology and political science more generally.

Prognosis - A Memoir of My Brain (Hardcover): Sarah Vallance Prognosis - A Memoir of My Brain (Hardcover)
Sarah Vallance
R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era (Paperback): Livio Pestilli Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era (Paperback)
Livio Pestilli
R1,042 Discovery Miles 10 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The presence of the orthopedically impaired body in art is so pervasive that, paradoxically, it has failed to attract the attention of most art historians. In Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era, Livio Pestilli investigates the changing meaning that images of individuals with limited mobility acquired through the centuries. This study evinces that in distinct opposition to the practice of classical artists, who manifested a lack of interest in the subject of lameness since it was considered 'a defect or a deformity' and deformity a 'want of measure, which is always unsightly,' their Early Christian counterparts depicted them profusely, because images of the miraculous healing of the lame became the reassuring sign of universal acceptance and the promise of a more equitable existence in this life or the next. In the Middle Ages, instead, when voluntary poverty came to be associated with the necessary condition of faithfulness to Christ, the indigent lame, along with others who were forced to beg for a living, became the image of the alter Christus. This view was to change in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, when, with the resurgence of classical and Pauline ideals that condemned the idle, representations of the orthopedically impaired became associated with swindlers, freeloaders and parasites. This fascinating story came basically to an end in the Eighteenth century when, with the revival of the Greek ideal of the Beautiful, the lame gradually left center stage to be relegated again to the margins of the visual arts.

Disability Identity and Marriage in Rural China (Paperback): Jing Yang Disability Identity and Marriage in Rural China (Paperback)
Jing Yang
R1,040 Discovery Miles 10 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on data collected through in-depth fieldwork observation and interviews in Bai Township, this book examines how women with disabilities in rural Southwest China compensate for their disability identity through marriage. As the first book to theorize the married life of rural-based women with different types of disabilities, it provides a more holistic picture of their marital life by tracing the marriage process from mate selection to wedding ceremony, reproduction and role performance. It also generates a substantive theory grounded in the real experiences of women living with disabilities with Jing Yang arguing that these women are not passive victims in the marital process, but active agents who endeavour to minimize the risk of abuse and maximize security and satisfaction in their marriage. By examining the effects of fertility, patriarchy and village society on women with disability, this book will be of huge interest to students and scholars of many disciplines, including disability studies, sociology, social work, women's studies and Chinese culture and society.

Made Possible - Stories of success by people with learning disabilities - in their own words (Paperback): Saba Salman Made Possible - Stories of success by people with learning disabilities - in their own words (Paperback)
Saba Salman 1
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'A bold wake-up call for those who doubt what people with learning disabilities can do' - Sally Phillips 'A call to arms to confront continued discrimination' - Sir Norman Lamb 'A gem of an anthology... this collection will contribute to our growing understanding, acceptance and celebration of "neurodiversity"' - Simon Baron-Cohen Success is a crucial part of being human. But what if society thought success and aspiration didn't apply to you? A human rights campaigner. A critically acclaimed actor. A civil rights activist. A singer-songwriter. A Paralympian and elite swimmer. A fine artist. An award-winning filmmaker and drag artist. An elected UK mayor. These professionals have achieved astounding and awe-inspiring success. They've won national accolades in competitive fields such as film, theatre, music, fine art, campaigning and politics... and like 1.5 million people in the UK today, they all also happen to have a learning disability. In Made Possible, these eight remarkable individuals present their authentic experiences - in their own words - and show us what society misses out on by overlooking them, pitying them, patronising them, simply tolerating them and labelling them in terms of their conditions. Edited by social affairs journalist Saba Salman, this collection of groundbreaking and illuminating essays shatters preconceptions and offers a glimpse of the many types of success that can be achieved by people with a learning disability. Crucially, it reveals how people can make invaluable contributions to society when their potential is acknowledged and supported by those around them.

Out Of The Shadows (Paperback): Polly Braden Out Of The Shadows (Paperback)
Polly Braden
R527 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R55 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Beyond Bias - Conservative Media, Documentary Form, and the Politics of Hysteria (Paperback): Scott Krzych Beyond Bias - Conservative Media, Documentary Form, and the Politics of Hysteria (Paperback)
Scott Krzych
R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Beyond Bias offers the first scholarly study of contemporary right-wing documentary film and video. Drawing from contemporary work in political theory and psychoanalytic theory, the book identifies what author Scott Krzych describes as the hysterical discourse prolific in conservative documentary in particular, and right-wing media more generally. In its hysterical mode, conservative media emphasizes form over content, relies on the spectacle of debate to avoid substantive dialogue, mimics the aesthetic devices of its opponents, reduces complex political issues to moral dichotomies, and relies on excessive displays of opinion to produce so much mediated "noise" as to drown out alternative perspectives or viewpoints. Though often derided for its reliance on nonsense or hyperbole, conservative media marshals incoherence as its prized aesthetic and rhetorical weapon, a means to bolster the political status quo precisely by confusing those audiences who come into its orbit. As a work of documentary studies, Beyond Bias also places conservative non-fiction films in conversation with their more conventional counterparts, drawing insight from the manner by which conservative media hystericizes such issues as the archive, observational methods, directorial participation, and the often moral imperatives by which documentary filmmakers attempt to offer insight into their subjects.

Revival: Disabled People and Employment (2001) - A Study of the Working Lives of Visually Impaired Physiotherapists... Revival: Disabled People and Employment (2001) - A Study of the Working Lives of Visually Impaired Physiotherapists (Paperback)
Sally French
R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title was first published in 2001. Providing a detailed account of the working lives of visually impaired physiotherapists in Britain, this study also presents an overview of the employment position of disabled people in the UK, and is underpinned by a social model which views disability in terms of societal barriers rather than in terms of impairment.

A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability (Paperback): A. Andrews A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability (Paperback)
A. Andrews; Illustrated by A. Andrews
R197 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R31 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A quick, easy, and educational comic book guide that will help change the way we talk about sex and sexuality for all bodies. "This guide can help disabled people (and their partners) on their journey toward self-love, better communication, and confidence." -- Alice Wong, Founder and Director, Disability Visibility Project All different kinds of bods want to connect with other bods, but lots of them get left out of the conversation when it comes to S-E-X. As explained by disabled cartoonist A. Andrews, this easy-to-read guide covers the basics of disability sexuality, common myths about disabled bodies, communication tips, and practical suggestions for having the best sexual experience possible. Whether you yourself are disabled, you love someone who is, or you just want to know more, consider this your handy starter kit to understanding disability sexuality, and your path to achieving accessible (and fulfilling) sex. Part of the bestselling and critically acclaimed A Quick & Easy Guide series from Limerence Press, an imprint of Oni Press.

Aging and Disabilities - Seeking Common Ground (Hardcover): James J. Callahan Aging and Disabilities - Seeking Common Ground (Hardcover)
James J. Callahan
R2,686 Discovery Miles 26 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book helps in ...building a bridge between the networks...The topics of aging and disabilities are multifaceted and therefore may be approached in many ways. The editors have chosen to focus on four systems and areas of common ground (aging, developmental disabilities, independent living movement, and rehabilitation), to investigate the emerging "intersection" of the two fields.

Disability and Rurality - Identity, Gender and Belonging (Paperback): Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson Disability and Rurality - Identity, Gender and Belonging (Paperback)
Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first book to explore how far disability challenges dominant understandings of rurality, identity, gender and belonging within the rural literature. The book focuses particularly on the ways disabled people give, and are given, meaning and value in relation to ethical rural considerations of place, physical strength, productivity and social reciprocity. A range of different perspectives to the issues of living rurally with a disability inform this work. It includes the lived experience of people with disabilities through the use of life history methodologies, rich qualitative accounts and theoretical perspectives. It goes beyond conventional notions of rurality, grounding its analysis in a range of disability spaces and places and including the work of disability sociologists, geographers, cultural theorists and policy analysts. This interdisciplinary focus reveals the contradictory and competing relations of rurality for disabled people and the resultant impacts and effects upon disabled people and their communities materially, discursively and symbolically. Of interest to all scholars of disability, rural studies, social work and welfare, this book provides a critical intervention into the growing scholarship of rurality that has bypassed the pivotal role of disability in understanding the lived experience of rural landscapes.

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