|aDisability rights and wrongs revisited /|cby Tom Shakespeare.
|aviii, 280 pages ;|c24 cm.
|aUpdated edition of the author's Disability rights and wrongs.
|a"First published in 2006."--Title page verso.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 240-270) and index.
|aIntroduction -- Foundations -- Materialist disability studies -- Cultural disability studies -- Critical realist disability studies -- Labels and badges -- Applications -- Questioning prenatal diagnosis -- Just around the corner : the quest for cure -- Autonomy at the end of life -- Personal assistance as a relationship -- Friendship -- Thinking about disability, sex and love -- Understanding violence against disabled people.
內容簡介top Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited 簡介 Over the last forty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that disability research needs a firmer conceptual and empirical footing. This new edition is updated throughout, reflecting Shakespeare most recent thinking, drawing on current research, and responding to controversies surrounding the first edition and the World Report on Disability, as well as incorporating new chapters on cultural disability studies, personal assistance, sexuality, and violence. Using a critical realist approach, Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include:dichotomies ?going beyond dangerous polarizations such as medical model versus social model to achieve a complex, multi-factorial account of disabilityidentity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies relationships ?feminist and virtue ethics approaches to questions of intimacy, assistance and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges disability studies orthodoxy, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.