Disability: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Michael Rembis
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  • ISBN-10: 1440862303
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862304
  • DDC: 362.409
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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In the 21st century, disability rights have become a social justice issue that concerns all American citizens-access to safe, affordable, and effective health care, access to safe and affordable housing, access to reliable and efficient public transportation, and the ability to work and participate freely in the community and in society without fear of violence. Unlike encyclopedias or biographical dictionaries that only offer brief accounts of key topics, people, events, and organizations, this title provides important interpretive and analytical frameworks and meaningful primary evidence. The book opens with a chapter on the history of disability in the U.S., placing 21st-century issues and concerns in context. Following chapters explore important controversies and questions related to disability; bring diverse voices to the topic; profile key people and organizations; and provide valuable reference tools for exploring topics in more depth and to engage in independent research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: The Contested Evolution of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
4: “We Can Speak Out the Way We Want”: Self-Advocacy, Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today, and the Sociopolitical Legacies of the Disability Rights Movement.
5: The Neurodiversity Movement.
6: Restricted Reproductive and Parental Rights: Challenging What Makes a Person “Fit” to Parent.
7: Starlight Studio and Art Gallery.
8: The Contradictory Status of Disabled Veterans.
9: Violence against People with Disabilities: Still Missing from the Conversation.
10: Deaf Children and Cochlear Implants.
11: Gender, Madness, and Commitment.
12: Minority Students with Disabilities and the School to Prison Pipeline.
13: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
14: Data.
15: Documents.
About the Author.