This would be an appropriate book for first year Disability Studies students as it provides a good, easily accessible introduction to various themes within the subject.
I felt that the historical overviews provided would really help to get the students to understand where modern ideas of disability are formed from.
There are some good insights from various subjects, however, I felt body size could have been included more.
A good text giving an insight into the history of disability. Will certainly help to develop the understanding and knowledge of the students.
The book will be used as supplemental reading next time my course Disability and Society is offered. I will suggest to some students with particular interest in disability theory that they buy the book and use it for their final projects.
Disability issues are now an issue that is growing in magnitude and affects a broader spectrum of society that it has in almost a century. This is no more true than in the need to understand disability - expressly the needs of disabled folks and how to better reach and reach out to them.
Unfortunately in both the private and public sectors of our nation too many people lack the knowledge and insight necessary to not only understand people with disabilities, but also how to glean from them and utilize them in a positive and useful manner.
I personally enjoyed this text. However, it's not for the faint hearted and will possibly only appeal to our academically stronger students
A fascinating book linking and exploring a range of theoretical standpoints from which disability can be understood.
This book provides a different perspective to that offered by many other textbooks, with that it can potentially enhance and enrich the debate.
did not include sports orientation
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