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HSRC Press, 2006 - Photography - 91 pages
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Written by researchers concerned with disability issues and supplemented with photography from the mother of a disabled child, this sensitive collaboration is a unique expression of the fullness of human experience, with all its joy, pain, and confusion. Some of the key questions addressed are What if disability was considered ordinary or everyday? What if disability were seen as just one of the many differences that already exist between people? What if disability were defined not simply as a physical or mental medical state, but were understood to be a societal problem—in terms of the reaction of other people to disability? This remarkable effort is designed to create a space for dialogue and provide families and healthcare professionals with a compassionate, understanding, and inspiring guide to ordinary people's real experiences.

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About the author (2006)

\Angela Buckland is a photographer who has exhibited widely in South Africa and abroad. Her work is in a number of private and public collections. Kathleen McDougall has a masters in media studies from the University of Cape Town. Leslie Swartz is a professor of psychology at Stellenbosch University and the coeditor of Disability and Social Change: A South African Agenda. Amelia van der Merwe is a research associate in the child, youth, family and social development research program of the Human Science Research Council.

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