Disabilities: Insights from across Fields and around the World

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In these unprecedented volumes, experts from around the world spotlight the latest research on physical and psychological disabilities, as well as the social, legal, and political issues that come to bear on those people affected. These authors teach us what the disabilities are, how common they have become, what challenges people with disabilities face, what treatments are available, and whether new promising efforts for rehabilitation are on the horizon.

We also learn, in these volumes, about social actions that have advanced human rights for people with disabilities in countries around the world. Yet, we learn that in these same countries, discriminatory actions against people with disabilities continue to occur. The impact of different cultural beliefs about disability are explored and these beliefs are juxtaposed against legislative responses. In all three volumes, people with disabilities share their personal narratives about events they have faced in society. They provide rich examples of how culture, social interactions and legislation can impact on people.

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Editorial Reviews

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". . . an impressively comprehensive three-volume compendium of information about human physical and mental disabilities, grounded in exhaustive academic, field, and cutting-edge research. . . . . an exhaustive, in-depth reference enthusiastically recommended for college library and professional practice reference shelves."


Midwest Book Review

"This three-volume set for practitioners, scholars and general audiences features essays that focus on positive approaches for short and long term disability and provide optimistic perspectives on social inclusion that are heralded in the field as an exciting advance. Editors Marshall (educational psychology, Northern Arizona U.), Kendall (health and medical research, Griffith U., Australia), Banks (clinical psychology, U. of Rhode Island) and Gover, an independent writer and consultant, separate these volumes into experience (the definitions, causes and consequences of disability), responses (practice, legal and political frameworks) and context (environmental, social and cultural considerations). Leading experts contribute research and essays on such topics as the challenges of cancer survivors, 'winning' against obesity, mental health disabilities caused by inadequate disaster response, the evolution of disability policy in the United States and global network capabilities for chronic illness and disability."


Reference & Research Book News

"This three-volume set gives a timely presentation of multidimensional, multidisciplinary, and multicultural perceptions and management of disabilities. . . . All the sources demonstrate the most recent developments in different but related fields, and are seamlessly organized and presented as a holistic picture of current disability studies in the world. This pioneering work integrates multiple disciplines in disability studies and should be added to all academic libraries. . . . Essential. All levels/libraries."



"Disabilities fulfills the mission of Perspectives volumes admirably, compiling essays and scholarly chapters that represent a wide range of perspectives varying across types of disabilities."



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313346040
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Pages: 954
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 3.43 (d)

Meet the Author

CATHERINE A. MARSHALL is a Research Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation at Griffith University in Australia and a Senior Scholar with the University of Arizona National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. Marshall has been involved with rehabilitation research for 20 years, and has worked as a counselor or educator in rehabilitation for 30 years. She is the Founder and President of the Women's International Leadership Institute.

ELIZABETH KENDALL is Professor of Disability and Community Rehabilitation at Griffith University, and Associate Director of the Disability, Injury and Rehabilitation Program at the Center for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine. She has been researching traumatic injury and disability for more 17 years. She completed her PhD on coping following traumatic brain injury and received the Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Thesis in 1997.

MARTHA E. BANKS is a Research Neuropsychologist, and has across 30 years worked as a clinician, researcher and professor. She is a former Professor in the Department of Black Studies at The College of Wooster. Banks is the 2008-9 President of the Society for the Psychology of Women. A past Chair of the American Psychological Association's Women in Psychology Committee and a member of APA's Council of Representatives, she was presented with an APA Presidential Citation in 2008.

REVA MARIAH S. GOVER is a writer/consultant. Currently she lives and works in Tucson, Azizona

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Table of Contents

Thomas Bornemann
Paul Leung

Chapter 1. Creating Mental Health Disability through Inadequate Disaster Response: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Chapter 2. Autonomy and Disability: A Quest for Quality of Life
Chapter 3. Children Who Care for Their Parents: The Impact of Parental Disability on Young Lives
Chapter 4. The Digital Town Square: Information and Communication Technology as an Opportunity and a Barrier to Social Relations for Disabled Youth
Chapter 5. Understanding the Experience of Parenting a Child with Autism
Chapter 6. Through My Rose-Colored Glasses: When Disability Strikes a Health Professional
Chapter 7. Australian Indigenous Health and the SIPES Model of Well-Being: The Legacy of Lauraine Barlow
Chapter 8. "Surely Someone Can Support Me": A Caregiver's Perspective
Chapter 9. Navigating Societal Norms: The Psychological Implications of Living in the United States with Disability
Chapter 10. Disabilities and Employment in the United States, Kenya, and the Philippines: A Race and Class Perspective
Chapter 11. Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in Foster Care: Examining Accompanying Risks and Service Outcomes
Chapter 12. Mental Disorder, Disability, and Society
Chapter 13. Parental Perspectives on Disability: The Story of Sam, Anna, and Marcus
Chapter 14. Bullying of Children with Developmental Disabilities: An Ecological Approach to Program Development
Chapter 15. Mosaic Reflections of American Muslims on Disability: Challenges and Solutions
Chapter 16. Voices of People with Disabilities (PWD) in Vietnam
Chapter 17. Substance Use Disorders and Disability: An Examination ofCo-occurring Disorders in Nigeria
Chapter 18. Chasing Your Dreams

Afterword: Reclaiming Globalization for Disability-Further Insights
About the Advisory Board Members
About the Editors and Contributors
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