Introducing Disability Studies available in Paperback
Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This innovative textbook: • provides historical context, from ancient times to the present • traces disability's impact throughout the life course • gives prominence to the voices of people with disabilities • explores popular culture’s role in distorting ideas about disability • addresses emerging ethical issues, such as the implications of genetic selection. Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phenomenon.
|Publisher:||Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Ronald J. Berger is professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is author of Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability, and Basketball and Hoop Dreams on Wheels: Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete.