This textbook brings together a wide range of expert voices from the field of disability studies and the disabled people's movement to tackle the essential topics relevant to this area of study. From the outset disability is discussed from a social model perspective, demonstrating how future practice and discourse could break down barriers and lead to more equal relationships for disabled people in everyday life.
An interdisciplinary and broad-ranging text, the book includes 50 chapters on topics relevant across health and social care. Reflective questions and suggestions for further reading throughout will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and expand their knowledge.
This will be valuable reading for students and professionals across disability studies, health, nursing, social work, social care, social policy and sociology.
Chapter 27: International Perspectives
Papers in the world-leading journal Disability & Society present a range of international perspectives concerning disabled people in different cultures and locations across the world, providing a vivid resource for understanding the relationship between disability and society in the context of global changes faced by disabled people in the twenty-first century. Students who are serious about engaging with human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices and other determinants of the experience of people with impairments across the world will find the journal an important source of international perspectives on disability (Disability & Society Special Issue 2013; Moore 2012). Key writing on international perspectives in Disability Studies focuses on social issues and human rights, frequently contending with policy intentions and practical outcomes that ...