Disability: A Life Course Approach
April 2003, Polity
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- Provides students and teachers with easy access to many of the most important current disability issues and debates.
- Offers a clearly focused account, and bridges some important gaps in the existing disability literature by including issues relevant to disabled people of all ages.
- Examines how contemporary societies organise and control generational boundaries and progression through the life course for disabled people (covers birthrights and eugenics, childhood, youth transitions, interdependence and adulthood, old age and death and dying).
- The emphasis is on contemporary policy and politics, including the claims and struggles of the disabled people’s movement, and Priestley provides examples of disabling policies and practices in different countries.
- Includes case studies illustrating key issues, together with relevant discussion and teaching points, and suggestions for further research and reading.