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Exploring disability.

Author: Colin Barnes; G Mercer
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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An introductory textbook for anyone studying disability. This book provides an overview of the existing literature in the area, and develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Barnes; G Mercer
ISBN: 9780745634852 0745634850 9780745634869 0745634869
OCLC Number: 752265262
Description: vii, 341 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : analysing disability --
Competing models and approaches --
Sociological approaches to chronic illness and disability --
Theories of disability --
Social exclusion and disabling barriers --
Routes to independent living --
Politics and disability politics --
Culture, the media and identity --
Disability and the right to life --
Disability and development : global perspectives.

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