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Author Berger, Ronald J.

Title Introducing disability studies / Ronald J. Berger
Published Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013
Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013


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Description x, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Disability in society -- Explaining disability -- History and law -- The family and childhood -- Adolescence and adulthood -- The bodily experience of disability -- Representing disability in literature and film -- The future of disability
Summary "Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This innovative textbook: provides historical context, from ancient times to the present ; traces disability's impact throughout the life course ; gives prominence to the voices of people with disabilities ; explores popular culture's role in distorting ideas about disability ; addresses emerging ethical issues, such as the implications of genetic selection. Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phenomenon."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-258) and index
Subject Disability studies.
Disabilities -- Social aspects.
Sociology of disability.
People with disabilities.
LC no. 2012031434
ISBN 9781588268662 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
9781588268914 (pb) (alkaline paper)
Other Titles Disability studies