This textbook brings together a wide range of expert voices from the field of disability studies and the disabled people's movement to tackle the essential topics relevant to this area of study. From the outset disability is discussed from a social model perspective, demonstrating how future practice and discourse could break down barriers and lead to more equal relationships for disabled people in everyday life. An interdisciplinary and broad-ranging text, the book includes 50 chapters on topics relevant across health and social care. Reflective questions and suggestions for further reading throughout will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and expand their kwledge. This will be valuable reading for students and professionals across disability studies, health, nursing, social work, social care, social policy and sociology.
Colin Cameron is a senior lecturer in Disability Studies and social work at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a member of the boards of directors of Disability Arts Online, Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living and Shaping Our Lives, and of the editorial board of Disability & Society.