If I Only Had a Brain: Deconstructing Brain Injury

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Overview

This book offers a rich, insider's viewpoint of the lived experience of brain injury. Sherry, a survivor of brain injury himself, uses a cross-disciplinary theoretical approach (drawing upon the social and medical models of disability and combining them with lessons from feminism, queer theory, postcolonial and postmodern literature) to frame an enriching narrative about the lived experience of brain injury.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415975728
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/9/2006
  • Series: New Approaches in Sociology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Sherry, Endowed Chair of Disability Studies at The University of Toledo, is an internationally known researcher on disability issues - particularly brain injury and disability hate crimes. A keynote speaker many major conferences in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, Dr. Sherry has published in Disability and Society, The Review of Disability Studies and Disability Studies Quarterly.

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Table of Contents

LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER TWO: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPAIRMENT (ABI)

CHAPTERTHREE: UNDERSTANDING THE DISABILITY

CHAPTER FOUR: THE (IM)POSSIBILITIES OF "INSIDER", EMANCIPATORY" RESEARCH

CHAPTER FIVE: OUR IMPAIRMENTS

CHAPTER SIX: OUR EXPERIENCES OF DISABILITY

CHAPTER SEVEN: DIFFEREND PERSPECTIVES

CHAPTER EIGHT: CONCLUSIONS

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX


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