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|Title:||Female forms : experiencing and understanding disability /|
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|ISBN:||0335196942; 9780335196944; 0335196934 (pbk.); 9780335196937 (pbk.)|
|Notes:||Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. -170) and index.|
|Description:||xi, 175 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Understanding disability -- The structure of the book and the argument -- Experiencing disability: disabled women's narratives -- Defining disability -- Defining disability: the social model -- Political roots -- Social barriers -- Disabled women constrained by social barriers -- The emergence of critiques of the social model -- Gender -- Endings -- Defining disability: a definitional riddle -- A medical sociologist on disability -- Susan Wendell's definitional approach -- The challenge -- The definitional riddle -- The social relational and property definitions of disability -- Conflation -- Easy target -- Impairment effects -- Endings: back to a social relational definition of disability -- Disability and the social self -- Broadening the social relational definition of disability: beyond 'doing' -- Barriers on the outside, inside -- Experiencing the psycho-emotional dimensions of disablism -- Recent debates in Disability Studies: the cultural -- Constructionism, idealism and materialism -- Endings -- Female forms -- Disability and feminist perspectives: the personal and the political -- Excluded by our sisters -- The significance of telling one's story and of 'writing the self' -- Challenging the status quo -- Disabled feminists -- The counter-critique -- The place of the personal -- The epistemological importance of 'experience' -- Endings -- Disability and gender -- Gendered disablism -- Making sense of oppressions -- Endings -- Wherein lies the difference? -- Feminisms -- Disability, impairment and difference.|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version: Thomas, Carol, 1958- Female forms. Buckingham ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Open University Press, 1999 (OCoLC)606260783|
|Publisher:||Buckingham ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Open University Press,|
|Standard Numbers:||LCCN: 98055530|
|Class Descriptors:||LC Class No.: HV1568.25.G7; Dewey No.: 362.4/082/0941|
|Series:||Disability, human rights, and society; Variation: Disability, human rights, and society.|
"What is the relevance of feminist ideas for understanding women's experiences of disability? How can the social model of disability be developed theoretically? What are the key differences between Disability Studies and medical sociology?" "In answer to these questions, this book explores and develops ideas about disability, engaging with important debates in disability studies about what disability is and how to theorize it. It also examines the interface between disability studies, women's studies and medical sociology, and offers an accessible review of contemporary debates and theoretical approaches." "Female Forms will be useful to the growing number of students on disability studies courses, as well as those interested in women's studies, medical sociology and social policy. It will also appeal to those studying or working in the health and social care professions such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy and physiotherapy."--BOOK JACKET.
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