This book provides a theoretical lens through which to view Disability. Rather than taking a medical-diagnostic stance, which has been the traditional perspective, the authors explain disability as category in which membership is based on of judgments about explanations for what people do, experience and how they appear. In Part I, the authors discuss various aspects of the history and current trends, which influence how disability is defined and addressed. In Part II, Explanatory Legitimacy' (EL) theory is explained in detail and applied to an analysis of disability. In Part III, the EL theory is applied to rethinking disability now and in the future.
Table of Contents
Section 1: FOUNDATIONS.
2. Looking Back, Ancient Greece through the 19th Century.
3. Disability in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.
4. From Bake Sale to Commodity.
Section 2: EXPLANATORY LEGITMACY THEORY.
5. The Descriptive Element of Explanatory Legitimacy.
8. Legitimacy from Without.
9. Legitimacy from Within.
Section 3: FASHIONING COMMUNITIES.
10. The Traditional Stance: Putting the Cart Before the Horse.
11. Professional Stance Through Explanatory Legitimacy: Putting the Horse Back Where it Belongs.
12. A Social Justice Model of Community Legitimacy.