Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín. (Eds.) () Rethinking disability theory and practice :challenging essentialismMLA Citation
Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín., eds. Rethinking Disability Theory And Practice: Challenging Essentialism. : . Print.
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Rethinking disability theory and practice : challenging essentialism /
edited by Karín Lesnik-Oberstein.
|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.
|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"--