Disability Rights And Wrongs Revisited

Author: Tom Shakespeare
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134577591
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Over the last forty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that disability research needs a firmer conceptual and empirical footing. This new edition is updated throughout, reflecting Shakespeare’s most recent thinking, drawing on current research, and responding to controversies surrounding the first edition and the World Report on Disability, as well as incorporating new chapters on cultural disability studies, personal assistance, sexuality, and violence. Using a critical realist approach, Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies – going beyond dangerous polarizations such as medical model versus social model to achieve a complex, multi-factorial account of disability identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies relationships – feminist and virtue ethics approaches to questions of intimacy, assistance and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges disability studies orthodoxy, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

Discrimination Copyright And Equality

Author: Paul Harpur
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107119006
Size: 12,34 MB
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This book explores how restrictive copyright laws deny access to information for the print disabled, despite equality laws protecting access. It contributes to disability rights scholarship and ideas of digital equality in analysis of domestic disability anti-discrimination, civil, human and constitutional rights, copyright and other reading equality measures.

Dynamic Tensions Civil Society And Development Of The Disability Rights Movement

Author: Emmanuel Sackey
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643910878
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This book contributes to the civil society and development debate by adapting a convergent analytic framework that synthesizes neo-institutional and social identity perspectives, to interrogate the competing interests among civil society organizations (CSOs). Within the scope of this objective, It analyses three sub-themes; the internal governance structures of Disabled People's Organizations (DPOs); the dynamics of competition for resources; and the relationship between civil and political society; and how these factors impact on the internal cohesion of the disability movement. The central argument is that the necessity to respond to the institutional pressures from the organizational field interacts with identity based interest articulation of actors, to shape the degree of internal cohesion among CSOs.

Neuroethics In Higher Education Policy

Author: Dana Lee Baker
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137590203
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This book focuses on neuroethics in higher education in the United States. After introducing readers to the philosophical and policy foundations of the neuroethics of higher education, this book explores essential conundrums in the neuroethical practice of higher education in modern democracies. Focusing on neuroethics from the perspective of universally designed learning and policy design sets this project apart from other work in the field. Advances in neuroscience and changes in attitudes towards disability have identified mechanisms by which higher education infrastructures interact with both individuals considered neurotypical and those with identified disabilities to diminish students’ capacity to enter, persist, and complete higher education. Policy to date has focused on identified disabilities as a requirement for accommodations. This strategy both underestimates the effect of ill-fitting infrastructures on those considered neurologically typical and serves to stratify the student body. As a result, neuroethical gaps abound in higher education.

Critical Theory And Disability

Author: Teodor Mladenov
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628922001
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Critical Theory and Disability explores social and ontological issues encountered by present-day disabled people, applying ideas from disability studies and phenomenology. It focuses on disabling contexts in order to highlight and criticize the ontological assumptions of contemporary society, particularly those related to the meaning of human being. In empirical terms, the book explores critically social practices that undermine disabled people's well being, drawing on cases from contemporary Bulgaria. It includes in-depth examination of key mechanisms such as disability assessment, personal assistance (direct payments) and disability-based discrimination. On this basis, wider sociological and ontological claims are made concerning the body, identity, otherness, and exclusion.

New Directions In The Sociology Of Chronic And Disabling Conditions

Author: Graham Scambler
Editor: Palgrave MacMillan
Size: 14,58 MB
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This book charts the new directions in theory and research in disability studies, giving purpose and shape to the emerging confluence of ideas between traditionally opposed groups.

Encyclopedia Of Bioethics Dec Hyp

Author: Warren T. Reich
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780028973548
Size: 18,66 MB
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This 5 volume revision of the 1979 Dartmouth Medal-winner provides balanced, informative articles on the moral and ethical dimensions of modern medicine, science and technology.

Respecting State Courts

Author: Michael E. Solimine
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780313306341
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Solimine and Walker provide a comprehensive examination of the major issues revolving around judicial federalism. They analyze the major controversies in the American dual system of courts, demonstrate that the systemic diversity is too important to be overshadowed by ideological stereotyping, and call for a dialogue on the values of state law and courts, including a candid recognition of their problems.

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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Size: 10,43 MB
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.