Description - Introducing Disability Studies by Ronald J. Berger
Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This innovative textbook:
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.
- 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
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Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
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Author Biography - Ronald J. Berger
Ronald J. Berger is professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA. He is author of Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs, Disability, and Basketball and Hoop Dreams on Wheels: Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete.
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