Multiple Theories and Responses
- Elizabeth DePoy - University of Maine, USA
- Stephen French Gilson - University of Maine, USA
Presenting fully integrative text covering disability from a variety of disciplines
This innovative text first reviews existing theories, then sets forth a new viewpoint that incorporates elements from disability studies, sociology, human services, rehabilitation counseling, and public health. Authors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen French Gilson explore the history of disability with a focus on both Western and non-Western cultures, examine the historical conceptions of disability and how they have affected the lives and civil rights of the disabled, and explore a wide range of both classic and new and emerging theories. The book concludes with a section on application of theory to practice and policy in the professional and public realm and the recommendation of a socially just community.
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.
This book is a benchmark in education for people and providing necessary facts and information needed to perceive this societal circumstance and take appropriate actions.
Studying Disability opens the doors of knowledge and the intrinsic needs of both the disabled and society. It provide solid advice and proposes social, ethical, and personal methods and actions to take. Just as our society is multidimensional and replete with diversity, this text calls attention to an important dimension that permeates our society and the many facets of public and religious conflicts facing the church. Theory is given in precise competent and understandable bits as the responses to social interactions are evaluated and expounded.
I recommend this book for faculty, students, leaders, and anyone desirous or in need of seeing the intricacies and difficulties surrounding this phenomena. It can only improve awareness and is guaranteed to at least provide gourmet food for thought.
Wesley B Rose, ThD, DD, PhD
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
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2 - Looking Back: Ancient Greece Through the 19th Century