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Disability and social change : a progressive Canadian approach

Author: Grant Larson; Jeanette Suzanne Robertson
Publisher: Halifax ; Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is an edited Canadian textbook from a critical theory perspective that will assist students to explore, reflect and challenge essential disability topics and attitudes, with an aim to developing anti-oppressive and anti-ableist practice frameworks."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Larson; Jeanette Suzanne Robertson
ISBN: 9781552668139 1552668134
OCLC Number: 932169822
Description: xii, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Privileging the voice of people with disabilities / Mike Touchie, Melanie Thomas, Jaclyn Porter, Lorea Reagan --
Looking back, rethinking historical perspectives and reflecting upon emerging trends / Peter Dunn, Terri-Lynn Langdon --
Exploring the conceptualization of disability and demographics as "facts" / Jeanette Robertson --
Critical disability theory : developing a post-social, model of disability / Roy Hanes --
Human rights, disability and the law in Canada / Jennifer Murphy --
Disability policy in Canada : fragments of inclusion and exclusion / Michael Prince --
Experiences and perspectives of families of children with disabilities / Kevin Lusignan --
Intersectionality and disability / Judy MacDonald --
Indigenous people with disabilities : stories of resilience and courage / Doug Durst --
Mental health disability : the gorgotten terrain / Grant Larson --
Empowering strategies for change : advocacy by and for people with disabilities / Irene Carter --
Reflections and final thoughts / Grant Larson, Jeanette Robertson.
Responsibility: edited by Jeanette Robertson & Grant Larson.

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