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
Published: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2011]
Table of Contents:
  • Foundations
  • Looking back : ancient Greece through the 19th century
  • Disability in the 20th and 21st centuries : medical condition, construction, or commodity
  • The descriptive element of explanatory legitimacy
  • Explanations introduced
  • Longitudinal explanations
  • Environmental explanations
  • Categorical explanations
  • Systems explanations
  • Contemporary and emerging explanations
  • Legitimacy : what is it?
  • Who is a legitimate category member?
  • Legitimate humanities responses
  • Legitimate social science responses
  • Legitimate professional responses
  • Integrative academic-professional stance through disjuncture theory
  • A model of community legitimacy : creating human-environment juncture.