Disability and the Life Course: Global Perspectives

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Mark Priestley
Cambridge University Press, Jul 5, 2001 - Social Science - 252 pages
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Disability and the Life Course, first published in 2001, explores the global experience of disability using a novel life course approach. The book explores how disabling societies impact on disabled people's life experiences, and highlights the ways in which disabled people have acted to take more control over their own lives. It provides a unique combination of analysis, policy issues and autobiography, offering the reader a rare opportunity to make links between the theoretical, the political and the personal in a single volume. The material is set in a truly international context, with contributions from thirteen different countries bringing together established and emerging writers, both disabled and non-disabled. The book bridges some important gaps in the existing disability literature by including issues relevant to disabled people of all ages and with different kinds of impairments and also by offering a unique analysis of the relationship between disability and generation in a changing world.
 

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Contents

Introduction the global context of disability
3
Repositioning disability and the life course a social claiming perspective
15
Marginalisation and disability experiences from the Third World
26
Where do we draw the line? surviving eugenics in a technological world
38
A complicated struggle disability survival and social change in the majority world
50
Methods and stories
65
Life event histories and the US independent living movement
67
A journey of discovery
79
The hidden injuries of a slight limp
136
The politics of transition
149
Disabled children an emergency submerged
151
Failing to make the transition? Theorising the transition to adulthood for young disabled people
167
Breaking my head in the prime of my life acquired disability in young adulthood
179
Work and adulthood economic survival in the majority world
192
The possibility of choice women with intellectual disabilities talk about having children
206
Ageing with disability in Japan
219

Using life story narratives to understand disability and identity in South Africa
89
Social change and selfempowerment stories of disabled people in Russia
101
Lifting the Iron Curtain
113
Revisiting deaf transitions
123
Ageing with intellectual disabilities discovering disability with old age same or different?
231
Epilogue
240
Index
249
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