Despite the widespread belief that Canada is a country of liberty, equality, and inclusiveness, many persons with disabilities experience social exclusion and marginalization. In this book, twenty-four scholars from a variety of disciplines contend that achieving equality for the disabled is not fundamentally a question of medicine or health, nor is it an issue of sensitivity or compassion. Rather, it is a question of politics, and of power and powerlessness. This book argues that we need a new understanding of participatory citizenship that encompasses the disabled, new policies to respond to their needs, and a new vision of their entitlements.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
This text is unique in its application of counselling principles to the specific problems of the older person. The book seeks to demystify counselling and present the counseller as 'carer and friend', not therapist and psychoanalyst. Counselling Older People 2/e has been thoroughly revised and updated and takes into account
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-19 - Publisher: Routledge
The fifth edition of The Disability Studies Reader addresses the post-identity theoretical landscape by emphasizing questions of interdependency and independence, the human-animal relationship, and issues around the construction or materiality of gender, the body, and sexuality. Selections explore the underlying biases of medical and scientific experiments and explode the binary
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-15 - Publisher: Routledge
There is great diversity of definitions, causes and consequences of discrimination against persons with disabilities, yet there are fundamental themes uniting countries in their pursuit of human rights policies to improve the social and economic status of those with disabilities. In this volume are twenty-five important articles examining historical, contemporary
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Disability raises profound and fundamental issues: questions about human embodiment and well-being; dignity, respect, justice and equality; personal and social identity. It raises pressing questions for educational, health, reproductive, and technology policy, and confronts the scope and direction of the human and civil rights movements. Yet it is only recently