Interpreting Disability: A Qualitative Reader / Edition 1

Interpreting Disability: A Qualitative Reader / Edition 1

by Philip Ferguson

Product Details

Teachers College Press
Publication date:
Special Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Interpretivism and Disability Studies1
1Be Honest but Not Cruel: Staff/Parent Communication on a Neonatal Unit19
2Beyond Harm: A Case Study of the Social Construction of Child Abuse38
3"Nobody Helps!": Lack of Perceived Support in the Lives of Elderly People with Developmental Disabilities61
4Defending Illusions: The Institution's Struggle for Survival78
5Working at Mainstreaming103
6"Trying Something Completely Different": Report of a Collaborative Research Venture124
7The Puzzle of Inclusion: A Case Study of Autistic Students in the Life of One High School145
8"The Town Fool": An Oral History of a Mentally Retarded Individual in Small Town Society175
9Who Is Bobby?: Ideology and Method in the Discovery of a Down Syndrome Person's Competence197
10"Try Harder": The Experience of Disability and the Dilemma of Normalization213
11"Any Distinguishing Features?": The Portrayal of Disability in the Crime-Mystery Genre233
12Mothers with a Mission251
13The Social Construction of Humanness: Relationships with Severely Disabled People275
Conclusion: The Future of Interpretivism in Disability Studies295
About the Editors and Contributors303

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