Disabilities: Insights from across Fields and around the World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313346054
  • ISBN-13: 9780313346057
  • DDC: 362.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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In these unprecedented volumes, experts from around the world spotlight the latest research on physical and psychological disabilities, as well as the social, legal, and political issues that come to bear on those people affected. These authors teach us what the disabilities are, how common they have become, what challenges people with disabilities face, what treatments are available, and whether new promising efforts for rehabilitation are on the horizon. We also learn, in these volumes, about social actions that have advanced human rights for people with disabilities in countries around the world. Yet, we learn that in these same countries, discriminatory actions against people with disabilities continue to occur. The impact of different cultural beliefs about disability are explored and these beliefs are juxtaposed against legislative responses. In all three volumes, people with disabilities share their personal narratives about events they have faced in society. They provide rich examples of how culture, social interactions and legislation can impact on people.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: How Rich and Fulfilled My Life Has Been: A Personal Perspective of Mobility “Impairment”.
2: Understandings of the Disability Concept: A Complex and Diverse Concept.
3: Disability Harms: Exploring Internalized Ableism.
4: But Stroke Happens to Older People Doesn't It? The Experiences of “Young” People Following Stroke.
5: “Come Sit with Me; Let's Yarn Together for a Little While”: Resilience Factors in Facing Cardiovascular and Emotional Disabilities.
6: Disability in Arab Societies.
7: We Can Cry Later: A Story of Surviving Cancer.
8: Disability as a Human Perception: Personal and Professional Reactions to American Indian Families’ Narratives about Their Children's Disabilities.
9: Traumatic Brain Injury and Disability as a Consequence of Assault: Focus on Intimate Partner Violence.
10: “I Thought I Was Going to Live Forever”.
11: Coping Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons from Autobiographical Accounts.
12: Functional and Psychosocial Aspects of Late-Onset Hearing Loss.
13: Disability in Islam: Insights into Theology, Law, History, and Practice.
14: Living with a Learning Disability and Other Marginalized Statuses: A Multilevel Analysis.
15: Persons and Nonpersons: Intellectual Disability, Personhood, and Social Capital among the Mixe of Southern Mexico.
16: Sharing My Strengths and Winning against Obesity.
17: The Discursive Construction and Invalidation of Disability.
18: Shubharthis in India: Destigmatizing Schizophrenia, a Move toward Inclusion.
19: Excerpts from Meditations of the Heart on the Workings (or Not) of the Hand.
20: A Taonga Is a Taonga in Any Language.
Afterword: Reclaiming Globalization for Disability—Further Insights.
Index Volume 1.
About the Advisory Board Members.
About the Editors and Contributors.