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- DescriptionRonald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This invative textbook: provides historical context, from ancient times to the present traces disability's impact throughout the life course gives prominence to the voices of people with disabilities explores popular culture's role in distorting ideas about disability addresses emerging ethical issues, such as the implications of genetic selection Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phemen.
- Author BiographyRonald J. Berger is professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA. He is author of Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability, and Basketball and Hoop Dreams on Wheels: Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete.
- Author(s)Ronald J. Berger
- PublisherLynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication15/01/2012
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationBoulder, CO
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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