People with disabilities are one of the poorest groups in Western societies. In particular, they lack power, education and opportunities. For most disabled people, their daily reality is dependence on a carer, while trying to survive on state welfare payments. The dominant societal stereotype of disability as a pitiful state reinforces the view that people with disabilities are somehow less than human . In taking exception to these, and related, conceptions of disability, this book explores one of the crucial contexts within which the marginal status of disabled people is experienced: the interrelationships between disability, physical access, and the built environment. The author seeks to explore some of the critical processes underpinning the social construction and production of disability as a state of marginalization and oppression in the built environment. These concerns are interwoven with a discussion of the changing role of the state in defining, categorising, and (re)producing states of disablement for people with disabilities. Focusing primarily on the United Kingdom, although with a substantial discussion of disability and access issues in the USA, the book also considers the role of the design professionals, architects, planners, and building control officers, in the construction of specific spaces and places, which, literally, lock people with disabilities out . From the shattered paving stones along the high street, to the absence of induction loops in a civic building, people with disabilities daily negotiate through hostile environments. Using a range of empirical material, the book documents how the environmental planning system in the United Kingdom is attempting to address the inaccessible nature of the built environment for people with disabilities, while discussing how disabled people are contesting the constraints placed upon their mobility. The book draws on a range of ideas from geography, sociology, and environmental planning and reflects the emergent interest in planning schools with equal opportunity issues and planning for minority groups. It will be relevant to final year geography, planning, and architecture courses and postgraduate planning courses.
In taking exception to these, and related, conceptions of disability, this book explores one of the crucial contexts within which the marginal status of disabled people is experienced: the interrelationships between disability, physical ...
Author: Professor Rob F Imrie
This edited collection brings together keynote articles from the journal Disability & Society to provide a comprehensive and though-provoking exploration of the place of technology in disabled people’s lives, documenting and analysing the growing impact of technology on disability and society over recent decades. The authors explore theoretical, empirical and moral dilemmas that arise with the changing relationship between technological change and the lives, aspirations and possibilities of disabled people. The volume is organised into three parts which consider early foundational work connecting disability and technology; key empirical studies related to the optimum use of technologies for independence and inclusion; and new moral and social dynamics thrown up by technological developments for disabled people’s lives.
Digital inclusion in the city of Sunderland Sunderland is a city located in Tyne &
Wear, which is a metropolitan county of the northeast of England. It is situated on
the River Wear and was historically celebrated for its shipbuilding, glass-making
Author: Alan Roulstone
This collection examines the intersection of the discourses of “disability” and “monstrosity” in a timely and necessary intervention in the scholarly fields of Disability Studies and Monster Studies. Analyzing Medieval and Early Modern art and literature replete with images of non-normative bodies, these essays consider the pernicious history of defining people with distinctly non-normative bodies or non-normative cognition as monsters. In many cases throughout Western history, a figure marked by what Rosemarie Garland-Thomson has termed “the extraordinary body” is labeled a “monster.” This volume explores the origins of this conflation, examines the problems and possibilities inherent in it, and casts both disability and monstrosity in light of emergent, empowering discourses of posthumanism.
The City of God Against the Pagans: Books 21–22. Translated by William M.
Green. Vol. 7. 7 vols. Loeb Classical Library 417. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University Press, 1972. Augustine of Hippo. The City of God (De Civitate Dei) XI–
Author: Richard H. Godden
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Literary Criticism
Disability and the Posthuman is the first study to analyse cultural representations and deployments of disability as they interact with posthumanist theories of technology and embodiment. Working across a wide range of texts, many new to critical enquiry, in contemporary writing, film and cultural practice from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Japan, it covers a diverse range of topics, including: contemporary cultural theory and aesthetics; design, engineering and gender; the visualisation of prosthetic technologies in the representation of war and conflict; and depictions of work, time and sleep. While noting the potential limitations of posthumanist assessments of the technologized body, the study argues that there are exciting, productive possibilities and subversive potentials in the dialogue between disability and posthumanism as they generate dissident crossings of cultural spaces. Such intersections cover both fictional/imagined and material/grounded examples of disability and look to a future in which the development of technology and complex embodiment of disability presence align to produce sustainable yet radical creative and critical voices.
The bombing destroys much of the hospital and the patients flee to roam through
the city. In a series of highly charged shots, Ahlaam walks through the rubble and
deserted streets of Baghdad in her wedding dress (it is implied that she has ...
Author: Stuart Murray
This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability
... on the quality of life of persons with disabilities based on National Institutes of
Health - funded studies of disabled women experiencing the menopausal
transition , a three - nation study of risk , and two studies of disability in the inner
Author: Gary L. Albrecht
"What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come." From the Foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michigan State University "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities. Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities. Key Features: Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including "dos and don'ts" Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult
Retrieved from http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news National
Organization on Disability. (June 24, 2004). Press Release. “Landmark survey
finds pervasive disad- vantages.” Washington, DC: NOD. Newton, B. W., Barber,
L., Clardy, ...
Author: Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
By the turn of the century more than half the world's population will live in urban areas. This rapid pace of urbanization is forcing a rethinking of development priorities, and this book explores some of those initiatives. The book opens with an introduction to the issues of urban development, taking a human development perspective as its central theme. Best practice in sustainable human settlements around the world is explored through an analysis of the nature of diversity in the city, organizational and participative issues, and the question of gender. The contributors look at the experience of living and working in a variety of cities, of creating secure homes and neighbourhoods, of design and the creation of sustainable environments, and the provision of health services and transport. Chapters examine how women, older people, and people with disabilities experience life in the city. Case study material examines the urban experience in countries as diverse as India, Indonesia, Somalia, Peru, Spain and Britain. Throughout, the contributors discuss practical examples of valuing difference and diversity, illustrating the need for an inclusive city - a city for all.
CHAPTER I 2 Disability and Diversity in the City David Jones and Anita Payne
This chapter outlines the issues related to disabled people in urban
environments and the importance of inclusive planning and diversity for social
Author: Jo Beall
Publisher: Zed Books
Category: Social Science
Sarah D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled persons in Ukraine and the other former Soviet states to secure their rights during the tumultuous political, economic, and social reforms of the last two decades. Through participant observation and interviews with disabled Ukrainians across the social spectrum -- rights activists, politicians, students, workers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and others -- Phillips documents the creative strategies used by people on the margins of postsocialist societies to assert claims to "mobile citizenship." She draws on this rich ethnographic material to argue that public storytelling is a powerful means to expand notions of relatedness, kinship, and social responsibility, and which help shape a more tolerant and inclusive society.
The billboards were concentrated in those city districts considered most
impoverished and least developed—districts such as Troeshchyna, a “down-at-
the-heels late Soviet moonscape” (Ruble 2003:139) known for its run-down,
Author: Sarah D. Phillips
Publisher: Indiana University Press
This book explains how space, place and mobility have shaped the experiences of disabled people both in the past and in contemporary societies. The key features of this insightful study include: * a critical appraisal of theories of disability and a new disability model * case studies to explore how the transition to capitalism disadvantaged disabled people * an exploration of the Western city and the policies of community care and accessibility regulation. Brendan Gleeson presents an important contribution to the major policy debates on disability in Western societies and offers new considerations for the broader debates on embodiment and space within Geography.
Introduction This chapter explores the social space of disability in the industrial
capitalist city, focusing on one important example, colonial Melbourne.1
Specifically, my aim is to situate the street life of disabled people within this
Author: Brendan Gleeson
This is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of human growth and development, a requirement mandated by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. Written by an eminent leader in the field of disability studies, this book reflects a significant change in perceptions of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences. The book begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks, followed by a discussion of cultural and ethical considerations in human development. It considers the major theories of human development as they relate to people with and without disabilities, and career theories with a focus on the concept of choice. The book addresses specific developmental stages including a description of developmental tasks, risks, disability applications, specific disabilities common to a particular stage, and cultural and ethical issues, all supported by case examples. Key Features: Fulfills the required CORE mandated course on human growth and development and the disability experience Addresses disability across the lifespan in relation to developmental stages Authored by highly a respected expert in disability studies
Religion among disabled and nondisabled persons 1: Cross sectional patterns in
health practices, social activities, and well-being. Journal of Gerontology, 52B,
S294–S305. Imrie, R. (1996). Disability and the city: International perspectives.
Author: Julie Smart, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.
... to group homes scattered city, around the butwe cannot be surethat the
discursive practices of intellectual disability work havechanged. We knowthat
disciplinary power willstillbe operating. AsMalacrida (2005: 528) points out,'for
Author: D. Goodley
Category: Social Science
This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South Africa yet. Themes include theoretical approaches to, and representations of, disability; governmental and civil society responses to disability issues; aspects of education as these pertain to the oppression/liberation of disabled people; social security for disabled people; the complex politics permeating service provision relationships; and a consideration of disability in relation to human spaces - physical, economic and philosophical. Firmly located within the social model of disability, this collection resonates powerfully with contemporary thinking and research in the disability field and sets a new benchmark for cutting-edge debates in a transforming South Africa.
12 Disability and schooling in South Africa Crain Soudien and Jean Baxen
Introduction The status of disabled people has long ... Today , for example , in the
city of Cape Town there exists a number of special schools for disabled people .
Author: Brian Watermeyer
Publisher: HSRC Press
Category: Social Science
1 , inhaled smoke and gas , 7 days , 20 hours disability . March 28th , Asst .
Engineer C. W. Pierce , Engine Co. No. 12 , cut below the knee by draw - shave ,
23 days , 23 hours disability . March 11th , Driver Chas . Wendt , Chem . 10 ,
Author: Minneapolis (Minn.)
Disability and Contemporary Performance presents a remarkable challenge to existing assumptions about disability and artistic practice. In particular, it explores where cultural knowledge about disability leaves off, and the lived experience of difference begins. Petra Kuppers, herself an award-winning artist and theorist, investigates the ways in which disabled performers challenge, change and work with current stereotypes through their work. She explores freak show fantasies and 'medical theatre' as well as live art, webwork, theatre, dance, photography and installations, to cast an entirely new light on contemporary identity politics and aesthetics. This is an outstanding exploration of some of the most pressing issues in performance, cultural and disability studies today, written by a leading practitioner and critic.
The terms at the heart of this study, performance and disability, hold multiple,
contested and partisan histories. ... figure in the city: a small citation in the
Baudelaire book, a brief glimpse of an absurd practice that queers the whole of
Author: Petra Kuppers
Category: Performing Arts
This manual is a unique tool that addresses the many challenges & needs faced by persons with disabilities. Specifically, providers will be able to enhance, or, improve individualized treatment methodologies tailored to the client's biological, psychological & social needs; devise alternatives to provide full access to treatment services void of physical, attitudinal, or communications barriers; & establish initiatives that promote gainful employment opportunities for individuals living with co-occurring physical disability & substance abuse disorder.
Ralph had always enjoyed driving in the city, and as a result of his work with the
vocational rehabilitation counselor, which included the administration and
interpretation of the Self- Directed Search, Ralph identified an alternative
Author: David J. Mactas
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
SAGE Reference is proud to announce the five-volume Encyclopedia of Disability. This encyclopedia represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. More than 500 world-renowned scholars have written over 1,000 entries —in a clear, accessible style—with the desire to bring all students, researchers, and interested readers closer to the daily experience of disability. Volumes 1 - 4 cover disability A to Z, including a reader's guide, comprehensive bibliography, and index. Volume 5 contains a wealth of primary source documents in the field of disability. The Encyclopedia of Disability is a must-have reference for all academic libraries, large public libraries, and any social science, medical, legal, or governmental reference collections. Non-governmental organizations, charitable foundations, and law firms will also want to add this set to their collections.
(569–1000 CE) John Stephens transcribed this story in 1840 from the local
inhabitants of Uxmal (the site in present-day Mexico of an ancient Mayan city) in
1840. Note that this transcription is only one of many versions of this story,
Author: Gary L Albrecht
Publisher: SAGE Publications
"This edition...adds an important international perspective on illness and disability. The personal narratives help bring the real world of people who are suffering to the forefront of the scientific discourse."--Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling textbook continues to be the most comprehensive and diverse text available on the psychosocial aspects of disability. It examines current thought and treatment approaches to working with individuals with disabilities through the contributions of expert thinkers and practitioners in the disability field. Abundant and insightful narratives by disabled individuals offer a bridge between theory and practice for students in rehabilitation psychology and counseling courses. In addition to completely updated and reorganized material, this edition contains insightful new section introductions, empirically based research articles, and the contributions of international researchers presenting a more global and richer perspective on the psychosocial aspects of disability and illness. It also contains an increased focus on the negative impact of societal attitudes and treatment of disabled individuals on their psychological adjustment to disability. The addition of objectives at the beginning of each chapter and review questions and personal perspectives at the end of each chapter further facilitate in-depth learning. Key Features: Presents the most comprehensive and diverse coverage of psychosocial aspects of disability topics of any textbook available Examines contemporary thinking and treatment approaches in working with individuals with disabilities Provides a bridge between theory and practice through the narratives of individuals with disabilities Establishes a historical understanding of societal attitudes toward disability and treatment past and present of persons with disabilities Analyzes barriers to enabling persons with disabilities and improving social consciousness and quality of life for this population Facilitates course planning through inclusion of objectives and review questions/personal perspectives in each chapter
A bit confused, my mother followed the recommendation of the city hall employee
, which was to check neighboring towns in the event my grandmother had been
mistaken. Though my mother found it difficult to believe her mother wouldn't ...
Author: Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Includes extraordinary sessions.
... hereunder . Section 8 . There shall be created and established in each city and
town where there is an established Fire ... The Disability Fund of the Fire
Department of a City or Town shall consist of such SIXTH LEGISLATIVE
ASSEMBLY . 75.
This volume brings together two parallel fields of interest. One is the understanding among psychologists and other social scientists of the limits to psychometric measurement, and the challenges in generating information about quality of life and wellbeing that enable comparison across time and place, at both individual and population levels. The second is the interest among anthropologists and others in the lived experience of chronic illness and disability, including the unpredictable fluctuations in perceived health and capability. Chronic conditions and physical impairments are assumed to impact negatively on people’s quality of life, affecting them psychologically, socially and economically. While some of these conditions have declined in prevalence, as a result of prenatal diagnosis, early successful interventions, and changes in medical technology and surgery, many of these conditions are on the increase as a consequence of improved life-saving medication and technology, and greater longevity. ‘Quality of life’ is often used as an indicator for successful and high quality health services, and good access to medical attention and surgery – for hip replacements or laser surgery to improve vision, for instance. But it is also used as an argument against interventions, when such interventions are seen to prolong life for its own sake. Yet we also know that people vary their idea of quality as a result of the context of fluctuations in their own health status, the presence or absence of pain or discomfort, and as a result of variations in social and economic contextual factors. In exploring these questions, this volume contributes to emerging debates related to individual health outcomes, but also to the social and other individual determinants that influence everyday life. Understanding these broader contextual factors will contribute to our knowledge of the kinds of services, support systems, and infrastructure that provide people with good ‘quality of life’ and a sense of wellbeing, regardless of their physical health, capability and functioning. The volume includes scholars from all continents who have been encouraged to think critically, and to engage with the descriptive, methodological, social, policy and clinical implications of their work.
In this chapter, I examine these factors from the perspectives of those who have
been physically disabled—mainly as a result of polio paralysis as children—who
are living in the old-walled section of Zaria, known as Zaria City. There, the ...
Author: Narelle Warren
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
With Gender and Disability, Lina Abu-Habib examines the situation of women with various types of disability in the Middle East context, and describes the evolution of Oxfam's perspective on working with disabled women.
... transported to the city to have the necessary surgical operation and treatment (
personal communication , BMA / Ahmedabad , July 1995 ) . A microcosm of
development Following arguments about the marginalisation of disabled people
Author: Lina Abu-Habib
Category: Social Science