Books On Sociology Of Disability
Sociology of Disability, Sociology of Disability Syllabus
Barriers, Enabling Environments John Swain, Sally French, Colin Barnes, Carol Thomas
A valuable resource to students of disability studies and to health and social care staff
and other professionals who work with disabled people - Disability and Rehabilitation.
Accessible text to the field of disability studies. Analysing the barriers that disabled
people encounter in education, housing, leisure and employment. Edition has new chapters
on: international issues, diversity among disabled people, sexuality, bioethics.
Written by disabled people who are leading academics in the field, the text comprises 45
short and engaging chapters, to provide a broad-ranging and accessible introduction to
disability issues. Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments is an ideal text for
undergraduates and postgraduates taking courses in disability studies, as well as
disability courses in social work, education, health studies, sociology and social policy.
Protests: Contentious Politics, 1970-1999 - Book by Sharon N. Barnartt, Richard Scotch
Perhaps the photographs are the most interesting part of this book, because they
communicate the human experience of the disability rights protests from 1970 through 1999.
Sociologists Barnartt (Gallaudet Univ.) and Scotch (Univ. of Texas at Dallas) note that
the statistics do not support the notion that disability protests were as widespread as
media coverage might suggest, but the statistics do help readers grasp the complexity of
this new minority group, people with disabilities. That is, cross-disability
protests occurred only 28 percent of the time. Some protests arose out of separate
cultural histories for particular disabilities. Good book for graduate students in
The social model of disability "does not deny the problem of
disability but locates it squarely within society. - Michael Oliver.
Fine, M. and Asch, A. 1988. Women with
Disabilities: Essays in Psychology, Culture, and Politics. Philadelphia: Temple University
Morris, J. 1991. Pride against
Prejudice: Transforming Attitudes to Disability. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers.
Safford P. & Safford, E. 1995. A
History of Childhood and Disability. NY: Teachers College Press.
Stone, Deborah. 1994. The Disabled State. Philadelphia. Temple University Press.
Turner, B. Disease and Disorder.
World Health Organization. Definitions of Disability and Handicap
Deegan, Mary Jo. Multiple minority groups: A case study of physically disabled women.
O.W. Stuart. Race and disability: Just a double oppression?
Begum, N. Disabled women and the feminist agenda.
Corbett, J. A "proud label": Exploring the relationship between disability
politics and gay pride.
Lloyd, Margaret. 1992. Does she boil eggs? Towards a feminist model of disability.
Safford and Safford, A History of Childhood and Disability.
Biklen, D. & Duchan, J. "I am intelligent": The social construction of
Morris, J. Introduction; Chapter 1: Prejudice; Chapter 4: Disability in a Western Culture;
Chapter 5: Segregation, Dependence, and Independence.
Nibert, D. The Political Economy of Developmental Disability.
Crawford, R. A cultural account of "health": Control release and the social
Farber, B. The mentally retarded as a surplus population. In Class Reader.
Stone, D. Introduction and Chapter 1. The Disabled State
Morris, J. Feminism and Disability.
Brown, H. An Ordinary Sexual Life?: A review of normalization as it applies to the sexual
options of people with learning disabilities.
Asch, A. & Fine, M. Shared Dreams: A Left Perspective on Disability Rights and
Hahn, H. Can Disability be beautiful? In Class Reader.
Hahn, H. Advertising the acceptably employable image: Disability and capitalism.
Scotch, R. Disability as a Basis for a Social Movement: Advocacy and the Politics of Self
Shakespeare, T. Disabled people's self-organization: A new social movement?
Oliver, M. The politics of disablement - Existing possibilities.
Anspach Renee R., 1979, Political Activism Among the Disabled and
Mental Patients, in Social Science and Medicine, 13, pp.765-773.