Disability as a Fluid State

Author: Sharon N. Barnartt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857243780

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Disability is often described in a way that suggests it is a permanent, relatively stable state. This volume argues that the relationship between impairment (physical state) and disability is neither fixed nor permanent but is fluid and not easily predicted.

Disability and Intersecting Statuses

Author: Sharon N. Barnartt,Barbara Altman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178350157X

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Disability can be either an ascribed status or an achieved status and its combination with other statuses will affect the person's social experiences. This issue challenges critical thinking about the interrelationships with disability. It questions if the concepts and methods of intersectionality can be applied to disability at all.

Rethinking Disability

World Perspectives in Culture and Society

Author: Patrick Devlieger,Beatriz Miranda-Galarza,Steven E. Brown,Megan Strickfaden

Publisher: Maklu

ISBN: 9044134175

Category: People with disabilities

Page: 513

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The act of life is a lived experience, common and unique, that ties each of us to every other lived experience. The fact of disability does not alter this fundamental truth. In this edition of Rethinking Disability: World Perspectives in Culture and Society, we are presented with a system of thinking that considers the values of disability, as a resource, as a creative source of culture that moves disability out of the realm of victimized people and insurmountable barriers, and provides opportunities to use the experience of disability to enter into networks that recognize strengths of differing abilities. The authors within will intrigue you, will move you, will charm you, but always will challenge your notion of sameness and difference as they confront the construct and (de)construct of disability and ableism. They present compelling arguments for viewing disABILITY through the multiple lenses of disability culture. They explore themes and issues that transcend past and origins, time and place, nuances of genetics, to experiences of present and becoming, and towards the future and beyond mere human, yet always intrinsically connected to being human. This book is intended for all audiences who dare to confront difference and sameness within themselves and in connection with others; to inspire researchers who wish to explore, and examine disability across social, cultural and economic barriers. It is an invitation to push away the barriers, bring ableism inside to a place where the prosthesis is no longer the elephant in the room.

Sociology Looking at Disability

What Did we Know and When Did we Know it?

Author: Sara Green,Sharon N. Barnartt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786354772

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The purpose of this volume is to explore existing literature, with an eye towards encouraging scholars not to ask “the same old” questions but to use older writings as a basis for revolutionary and evolutionary thinking. What do the older writings tell us about what questions we should be asking, and what research we should be doing, today?

Human Rights and Disability

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: John-Stewart Gordon,Johann-Christian Põder,Holger Burckhart

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317119894

Category: Law

Page: 182

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The formerly established medically-based idea of disability, with its charity-based approach to treatment and services, is being replaced by a human rights-based approach in which people with impairments are no longer considered medical problems, totally dependent on the beneficence of non-impaired people in society, but have fundamental rights to support, inclusion, and participation. This interdisciplinary book examines the diverse concerns that people with impairments face in the context of human rights, provides insights into new developments on important issues relating human rights to disability, and features new approaches and solutions to vital problems in the current debate.

Disability as a Fluid State

Author: Sharon N. Barnartt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857243772

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Disability is often described in a way that suggests it is a permanent, relatively stable state. This volume argues that the relationship between impairment (physical state) and disability is neither fixed nor permanent but is fluid and not easily predicted.

Disability and Community

Author: Richard K. Scotch,Allison C. Carey

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857247999

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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Examines an array of issues related to disability and community. This title also examines a range of social institutions and practices such as education, employment, and cultural venues and the extent to which and how they include people with disabilities in the workings of these institutions.

Keywords for Disability Studies

Author: Rachel Adams,Benjamin Reiss,David Serlin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479839523

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Keywords for Disability Studies aims to broaden and define the conceptual framework of disability studies for readers and practitioners in the field and beyond. The volume engages some of the most pressing debates of our time, such as prenatal testing, euthanasia, accessibility in public transportation and the workplace, post-traumatic stress, and questions about the beginning and end of life. Each of the 60 essays in Keywords for Disability Studies focuses on a distinct critical concept, including “ethics,” “medicalization,” “performance,” “reproduction,” “identity,” and “stigma,” among others. Although the essays recognize that “disability” is often used as an umbrella term, the contributors to the volume avoid treating individual disabilities as keywords, and instead interrogate concepts that encompass different components of the social and bodily experience of disability. The essays approach disability as an embodied condition, a mutable historical phenomenon, and a social, political, and cultural identity. An invaluable resource for students and scholars alike, Keywords for Disability Studies brings the debates that have often remained internal to disability studies into a wider field of critical discourse, providing opportunities for fresh theoretical considerations of the field’s core presuppositions through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.

Chronic Conditions, Fluid States

Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness

Author: Lenore Manderson,Carolyn Smith-Morris

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813549736

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Chronic Conditions, Fluid States explores the uneven impact of chronic illness and disability on individuals, families, and communities in diverse local and global settings. To date, much of the social as well as biomedical research has treated the experience of illness and the challenges of disease control and management as segmented and episodic. Breaking new ground in medical anthropology by challenging the chronic/acute divide in illness and disease, the editors, along with a group of rising scholars and some of the most influential minds in the field, address the concept of chronicity, an idea used to explain individual and local life-worlds, question public health discourse, and consider the relationship between health and the globalizing forces that shape it.

Environmental Contexts and Disability

Author: Barbara Altman,Sharon N. Barnartt

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784412627

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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This volume presents papers which address both individual and societal levels of environment in relation to disability and shed new light on the processes involved with creating or modifying these environmental supports or barriers.

Understanding Disability

Inclusion, Access, Diversity, and Civil Rights

Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Cynthia Ann Bowman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982263

Category: History

Page: 165

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Although 54 million Americans have a disability, few discussions of the issue address its various compenents in a holistic manner. The authors, both of whom have experienced disability, tackle complex issues facing the disabled, including access, diversity, and civil rights, in a human-centered manner.

Cardiovascular Disability:

Updating the Social Security Listings

Author: Committee on Social Security Cardiovascular Disability Criteria,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030915698X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a screening tool called the Listing of Impairments to identify claimants who are so severely impaired that they cannot work at all and thus immediately qualify for benefits. In this report, the IOM makes several recommendations for improving SSA's capacity to determine disability benefits more quickly and efficiently using the Listings.

Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability

Research, Practice, Policy

Author: Ronda C. Talley,John E. Crews

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461433843

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

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Caring for people with disabilities often becomes an all-encompassing responsibility for one or more family members. To manage the multifaceted demands, caregivers must possess strong multitasking skills, including the ability to assist with daily life tasks; provide emotional support; help with financial affairs; mediate and advocate with health care providers. Maintaining balance within their own lives can become incredibly challenging for caregivers. More often than not, providing care for family members or loved ones occurs at the expense of the caregivers’ well-being. And for caregivers who themselves have disabilities, it further complicates matters. Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability addresses concerns that have been long familiar to the caregiver population and examines the current state of family care for individuals with disabilities. With a lifespan perspective, this concise reference reviews the literature on specific problems of caregivers and explores which care strategies are effective, promising, or lacking in available resources and support interventions. Contributors also explore the more fluid and subjective aspects of caregiving, such as feelings, spirituality, and family roles. Suggestions for future policy improvements, particularly within the public health sector, are discussed as well. Topics covered include: • Family dynamics and caregiving for people with disabilities. • Parent caregiving of children with disabilities. • Race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and caregiving. • Educational, training, and support programs for caregivers. • Emerging technologies to aid caregivers. • Developing partnerships between caregivers and health care providers. Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability is a must-have resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, policy makers, and graduate students across such disciplines as clinical psychology, nursing, social work, public health, medicine, and social and education policy.

After Method

Mess in Social Science Research

Author: John Law

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113429431X

Category: Science

Page: 200

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John Law argues that methods don't just describe social realities but are also involved in creating them. The implications of this argument are highly significant. If this is the case, methods are always political, and it raises the question of what kinds of social realities we want to create. Most current methods look for clarity and precision. It is usually said that only poor research produces messy findings, and the idea that things in the world might be fluid, elusive, or multiple is unthinkable. Law's startling argument is that this is wrong and it is time for a new approach. Many realities, he says, are vague and ephemeral. If methods want to know and help to shape the world, then they need to reinvent themselves and their politics to deal with mess. That is the challenge. Nothing less will do.

Disability

A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice

Author: Director of the Center for Disability Studies and Universay Access Romel Mackelprang,Richard Salsgiver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190656409

Category:

Page: 548

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The third edition of Disability remains an indispensable tool for human service practitioners in understanding disability from an empowerment perspective. The authors address policy, theory, description, and practice, stressing the difference of disability rather than the dysfunction of disability. The text is illustrated with in-depth personal narratives by those living with disability and thought-provoking sidebars that ask readers to consider the implications of their own reactions to disability. Mackelprang and Salsgiver establish the historical and societal context in which those with disabilities are marginalized, discuss the major groupings of disabilities, and finally offer a model for assessment and practice that human service practitioners can adopt. The book develops a contemporary perspective in which people with disabilities are considered valuable and contributing members of society. Using this book, students will find not only a prescription for professional assessment and practice, but also the necessary understanding of common issues those with disabilities face, the social contexts in which they live, and the tools to work with people with disabilities as equals and partners.

Enabling America:

Assessing the Role of Rehabilitation Science and Engineering

Author: Committee on Assessing Rehabilitation Science and Engineering,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309063744

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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The most recent high-profile advocate for Americans with disabilities, actor Christopher Reeve, has highlighted for the public the economic and social costs of disability and the importance of rehabilitation. Enabling America is a major analysis of the field of rehabilitation science and engineering. The book explains how to achieve recognition for this evolving field of study, how to set priorities, and how to improve the organization and administration of the numerous federal research programs in this area. The committee introduces the "enabling-disability process" model, which enhances the concepts of disability and rehabilitation, and reviews what is known and what research priorities are emerging in the areas of: Pathology and impairment, including differences between children and adults. Functional limitations--in a person's ability to eat or walk, for example. Disability as the interaction between a person's pathologies, impairments, and functional limitations and the surrounding physical and social environments. This landmark volume will be of special interest to anyone involved in rehabilitation science and engineering: federal policymakers, rehabilitation practitioners and administrators, researchers, and advocates for persons with disabilities.

Disability and Poverty

A Global Challenge

Author: Arne H. Eide,Benedicte Ingstad

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847428851

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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This book is about being disabled and being poor and the social, cultural and political processes that link these two aspects of living. Environmental barriers, limited access to services and discriminatory attitudes and practice are among key elements that drive disabled people into poverty and keep them there. 'Disability and poverty' explores the lived realities of people with disabilities from across the developing world and examines how the coping strategies of individuals and families emerge in different contexts.

A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Author: Ivan Brown,Maire Ede Percy

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557667007

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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Learning objectives, instructive case stories, stimulating questions for reflection, and key Internet resources help make this a user-friendly textbook - one that students will refer to for years to come. With this thorough compendium of information, insights, and answers, future educators, social workers, researchers, and clinicians will know what to doand how to do it once they start their work with people with disabilities. the editors and the majority of the contributors are the top Canadian specialists in the disability field. Ivan Brown, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Manager, Centre for Excellence for Child Welfare, Faculty of Social Work, at Unversity of Toronto; his co-editor, Maire Percy, Ph.D., isDirector, Neurogenetics Lab and Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Ob/Gyn, at Unversity of Toronto.

Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body

Author: Sujata Iyengar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317620089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This book considers early modern and postmodern ideals of health, vigor, ability, beauty, well-being, and happiness, uncovering and historicizing the complex negotiations among physical embodiment, emotional response, and communally-sanctioned behavior in Shakespeare's literary and material world. The volume visits a series of questions about the history of the body and how early modern cultures understand physical ability or vigor, emotional competence or satisfaction, and joy or self-fulfillment. Individual essays investigate the purported disabilities of the "crook-back" King Richard III or the "corpulent" Falstaff, the conflicts between different health-care belief-systems in The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet, the power of figurative language to delineate or even instigate puberty in the Sonnets or Romeo and Juliet, and the ways in which the powerful or moneyed mediate the access of the poor and injured to cure or even to care. Integrating insights from Disability Studies, Health Studies, and Happiness Studies, this book develops both a detailed literary-historical analysis and a provocative cultural argument about the emphasis we place on popular notions of fitness and contentment today.