Disability, Society, and the Individual-2nd Ed.
Author(s): Julie Smart
This new book provides a comprehensive examination of the experience of disability. Organized around broad themes rather than disability categories, its content focuses on definitions of disability, societal response to people with disabilities, including discrimination; and the experience of disability from the perspectives of both individuals with disabilities and society.
With an engaging writing style and completely updated extensive references, Disability, Society, and the Individual prepares the reader to understand the experience of disability in its social and cultural context. The text includes discussion questions, learning activities, suggested readings, and first-person accounts.
DEFINITIONS OF DISABILITY
- Defining Disability
- Models of Disability: The Biomedical Model, the Environmental Model, the Functional Model, and the Sociopolitical Model
SOCIETY AND DISABILTY
- Sources of Prejudice and Discrimination, Part 1
- Sources of Prejudice and Discrimination, Part 2
- The Effects of Prejudice and Discrimination
- Experiencing Prejudice and Discrimination
THE INDIVIDUAL AND DISABILITYThe Individual's Response to DisabilityThe Onset and Diagnosis of the DisabilityOther Factors of the Disability