Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments
- John Swain - University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK
- Sally French - The Open University
- Colin Barnes - University of Leeds, UK
- Carol Thomas - Lancaster University, UK
Since it was first published in 1993, Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments has established itself as essential reading for anyone coming to the subject of disability studies. The book tackles a wide range of issues in numerous succinct chapters written by contributing authors, many of whom are disabled themselves. From the outset, the chapters take a multidisciplinary and international approach.
The third edition is made up of 42 chapters, 15 of which are completely new to this edition, including:
· Early seminal writings in disabled studies
· Death and dying
· Hate crime and the criminal justice system
· Psycho-emotional disablism and internal oppression.
This seminal textbook conveys the continuing developments in the lives and experiences of disabled people. It is valuable reading for students and professionals in the fields of social work, sociology, social policy, health and nursing as well as disabled people.
This is an essential text for anyone committed to social justice and with an interest in promoting equality.
This third edition of a classic text is a most welcome addition, providing over forty critical chapters from many of the key writers in the field. The book simultaneously manages to update past ideas while framing new theory. It is a must have for all disability studies scholars.
This is has been a core text on the NM5103 Long term conditions and enablement programme here at the University of Chester since 2014. An excellent book which is used frequently in the teaching of BA Health and Social Care students.
This is a useful book for those who work with students with disabilities or they aim to work so. It provides an overview of current policies and practice enriched by several research examples, concerning equality and diversity, social and educational inclusion of disabled people. It covers almost all aspects of disability, SEN and inclusion. Although, my course does not focus on every aspect of disability and inclusion, this is a really useful guide and a very good way to introduce disability and inclusion with its broader meaning to undergraduate and postgraduate students who aim to become practitioners and teachers.
This is an excellent book for any student who is learning about how the environment can impact on those people who are described as having a disability.
Good supplementary text for our pre-reg students
This text highlights key issues for social care workers. It covers a broad range of topics which will help to initiate further exploration around disability.
Additional reading for students
This is a valuable updated text which provides students with a range of areas to explore in the field of disability and incorporates some new areas. Preparation for one session will incorporate the chapter on exclusion and education.
This edited text covers so much it is breathtaking. As a resource for anyone working with 'people' it is invaluable. My theatre colleagues have just returned it to me!!
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: An Historical Overview