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Rethinking disability theory and practice : challenging essentialism /

edited by Karín Lesnik-Oberstein.

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Names: Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín.
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Topics: Disability studies. | People with disabilities. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues.
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Physical Description: x, 197 pages ; 23 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index.
ISBN: 9781137456960 (hardback)
1137456965 (hardback)
Summary: "Disability Studies has burgeoned as a field of enquiry in recent decades. Yet, as economic pressures on disability provision and benefits continue to increase, questions about disability theory and practice have become more pressing. This inter- and trans-disciplinary volume presents novel approaches to key debates in Disability Studies, particularly about how to think about and define disability. The contributors in Rethinking Disability Theory and Practice address a wide range of issues, including: childhood, gender, sexuality, autism, ADHD, deafness, agency, race, affect, the body and the animal. Diverging from other recent publications in Critical Disability Studies, this volume as a whole aims to challenge essentialism, demonstrating above all the consequences of radically rethinking the roles of language and perspective in constructing identities"--
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More Details for: Rethinking disability theory and practic