Studying disability : multiple theories and responses / Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen French Gilson.

Publisher's summary: "This innovative text first reviews existing theories, then sets forth a new viewpoint that incorporates elements from disability studies, sociology, human services, rehabilitation counseling, and public health. Authors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen French Gilson explore...

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Main Author: DePoy, Elizabeth.
Other Authors: Gilson, Stephen French.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2011]
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Summary:Publisher's summary: "This innovative text first reviews existing theories, then sets forth a new viewpoint that incorporates elements from disability studies, sociology, human services, rehabilitation counseling, and public health. Authors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen French Gilson explore the history of disability with a focus on both Western and non-Western cultures, examine the historical conceptions of disability and how they have affected the lives and civil rights of the disabled, and explore a wide range of both classic and new and emerging theories. The book concludes with a section on application of theory to practice and policy in the professional and public realm and the recommendation of a socially just community."
Physical Description:ix, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-234) and index.
ISBN:9781412975766
141297576X