Ending Disability Discrimination: Strategies for Social Workers / Edition 1

Ending Disability Discrimination: Strategies for Social Workers / Edition 1

by Gary May, Martha Raske
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205379427

ISBN-13: 9780205379422

Pub. Date: 07/26/2004

Publisher: Pearson

Ending Disability Discrimination defines disability as a social construction, not as an immutable physical limitation, and gives social work students and practitioners a model that can be used to transform how people with disabilities are treated.

Highlights:

  • Uses an innovative model for understanding disability that

Overview

Ending Disability Discrimination defines disability as a social construction, not as an immutable physical limitation, and gives social work students and practitioners a model that can be used to transform how people with disabilities are treated.

Highlights:

  • Uses an innovative model for understanding disability that draws upon a concept familiar to social work students: discrimination (Chapter 5).
  • Presents disability-related impairment as a consequence of discrimination, making the target system the social environment rather than the person with the disability; a viewpoint that shows commitment to social justice and draws upon the systems perspective used for understanding other minority groups.
  • Provides a single source through which to explore the shifting history of scholarly thinking about disability issues by including chapters from respected disability scholars that chronicle and analyze the evolution of the conceptualization of disability (Chapters 1, 2, and 4).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205379422
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. DISABILITY PERSPECTIVES.

1. Academic Debates and Political Advocacy: The U.S. Disability Movement (Harlan Hahn).

2. The Conceptualization of Disability (David Pfeiffer).

3. The Environment of Disability Today: A Nursing Home is Not a Home (Reiko Hayashi).

4. Rethinking Disability in Social Work: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Vanmala Hirananandi).

II. THE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION MODEL.

5. Changing the Future of Disability: The Disability Discrimination Model (Gary May).

6. The Disability Discrimination Model in Social Work Practice (Martha Raske).

7. The Disability Discrimination Model in Social Policy Practice (Gary May).

8. The Evolution of a New Paradigm for Disability Research (Harlan Hahn and Martha Raske).

Epilogue: The Challenges for Social Work (Gary May).

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