The authors examine, amongst other issues,the changing nature of the concept of disability, key debates in the sociology of health and illness, the politicisation of disability, social policy, and the cultural and media representation of disability. As well as providing an excellent overview of the literature in the area, the book develops an understanding of disability that has implications for both sociology and society.
The second edition of Exploring Disability will be indispensable for students across the social sciences, and in health and social care, who really want to understand the issues facing disabled people and disabling societies.
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"If students and teachers want one resource to assist in their
exploration of disability studies, then this is it. It's
up-to-date, comprehensive and coherent, outlining the key themes
and issues in a readable way. No-one studying disability on an
undergraduate, postgraduate or professional training course should
be without it."
Mike Oliver, Emeritus Professor, University of Greenwich
"Exploring Disability is an important, up-to-date,
critical and wide-ranging review of key issues that situates the
debates and discussion within the growing literature on disability.
Exploring Disability should be on the reading lists of many
disability studies courses providing as it does the broad overview
of where both the discipline and the movement are today. It is a
must for academics, policy makers, researchers, and the disability
Marcia Rioux, York Institute for Health Research, Toronto