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Disability Hate Speech Social, Cultural and Political Contexts

Disability Hate Speech Social, Cultural and Political Contexts

Author: Mark Sherry Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

This book, the first to specifically focus on disability hate speech, explains what disability hate speech is, why it is important, what laws regulate it (both online and in person) and how it is different from other forms of hate. Unfortunately, disability is often ignored or overlooked in academic, legal, political, and cultural analyses of the broader problem of hate speech. Its unique personal, ideological, economic, political and legal dimensions have not been recognized - until now. Disability hate speech is an everyday experience for many people, leaving terrible psycho-emotional scars. This book includes personal testimonies from victims discussing the personal impact of disability hate speech, explaining in detail how such hatred affects them. It also presents legal, historical, psychological, and cultural analyses, including the results of the first surveys and in-depth interviews ever conducted on this topic in some countries. This book makes a vital contribution to understanding disability hatred and prejudice, and will be of particular interest to those studying issues associated with hate speech, disability, psychology, law, and prejudice.

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

Author: Maria Berghs Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

The onslaught of neoliberalism, austerity measures and cuts, impact of climate change, protracted conflicts and ongoing refugee crisis, rise of far right and populist movements have all negatively impacted on disability. Yet, disabled people and their allies are fighting back and we urgently need to understand how, where and what they are doing, what they feel their challenges are and what their future needs will be. This comprehensive handbook emphasizes the importance of everyday disability activism and how activists across the world bring together a wide range of activism tactics and strategies. It also challenges the activist movements, transnational and emancipatory politics, as well as providing future directions for disability activism. With contributions from senior and emerging disability activists, academics, students and practitioners from around the globe, this handbook covers the following broad themes: * Contextualising disability activism in global activism * Neoliberalism and austerity in the global North * Rights, embodied resistance and disability activism * Belonging, identity and values: how to create diverse coalitions for rights * Reclaiming social positions, places and spaces * Social media, support and activism * Campus activism in higher education * Inclusive pedagogies, evidence and activist practices * Enabling human rights and policy * Challenges facing disability activism The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism provides disability activists, students, academics, practitioners, development partners and policy makers with an authoritative framework for disability activism.

Intellectual Disability and the Right to a Sexual Life A Continuation of the Autonomy/Paternalism Debate

Intellectual Disability and the Right to a Sexual Life A Continuation of the Autonomy/Paternalism Debate

Author: Simon (Queens University Belfast) Foley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2019

One of the perennial political/philosophical questions concerns whether it is ever justifiable for a third party to paternalistically restrict an adult's freedom to ensure their own, or society's, best interests are protected. Wherever one stands on this debate it remains the case that, unlike their non-impaired contemporaries, many intellectually disabled adults are subjected to a paternalistic regime of care. This is particularly the case regarding members of this population exercising more control of their sexuality. Utilizing rare empirical data, Foucault's theory of power and Kristeva's concept of abjection, this work shows that many non-disabled people - including family members - hold ambivalent attitudes towards people with visible disabilities expressing their sexuality. Through a careful examination of the autonomy/paternalism debate this is the first book to provide an original, provocative and philosophically compelling analysis to argue that where necessary, facilitated sex with prostitutes should be included as part of a new regime of care to ensure that sexual needs are met. Intellectual Disability and the Right to a Sexual Life is essential reading for scholars, students and policy-makers with an interest in philosophy, sociology, political theory, social work, disability studies and sex studies. It will also be of interest to anybody who is a parent or a sibling of an adult with an intellectual disability and those with an interest in human rights and disability more generally.

How to Conduct Ethnographies of Institutions for People with Cognitive Difficulties

How to Conduct Ethnographies of Institutions for People with Cognitive Difficulties

Author: Kjeld (Aalborg University, Denmark.) Hogsbro Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the methodological, theoretical, and meta-theoretical considerations and guidelines involved in undertaking institutional ethnographic work involving people with cognitive and communicative disabilities. It presents a coherent platform for integrating theory and method built on classical and recent anthropological and sociological theory as well as classic and recent methodological considerations within the ethnographic tradition. Furthermore, it introduces readers to the challenging work of understanding the lifeworld of people who cannot express themselves in ordinary ways or who are deeply stigmatised and oppressed by dominating discourses telling them how to understand and define their role in society. It will be of interest to all scholars, students and researchers of disability studies, particularly those who undertake ethnographic research or want to understand the challenges involved in doing so.

A Historical Sociology of Disability Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

A Historical Sociology of Disability Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

Author: Bill Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Covering the period from Antiquity to Early Modernity, A Historical Sociology of Disability argues that disabled people have been treated in western society as good to mistreat and - with the rise of Christianity - good to be good to. It examines the place and role of disabled people in the moral economy of the successive cultures that have constituted `Western civilisation'. This book is the story of disability as it is imagined and re-imagined through the cultural lens of ableism. It is a story of invalidation; of the material habituations of culture and moral sentiment that paint pictures of disability as `what not to be'. The author examines the forces of moral regulation that fall violently in behind the dehumanising, ontological fait a complis, of disability invalidation, and explores the ways in which the normate community conceived of, narrates and acts in relation to disability. A Historical Sociology of Disability will be of interest to all scholars, students and activists working in the field of disability studies, as well as sociology, education, philosophy, theology and history. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in the past, present and future of the `last civil rights movement'.

A Historical Sociology of Disability Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

A Historical Sociology of Disability Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity

Author: Bill Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Covering the period from Antiquity to Early Modernity, A Historical Sociology of Disability argues that disabled people have been treated in western society as good to mistreat and - with the rise of Christianity - good to be good to. It examines the place and role of disabled people in the moral economy of the successive cultures that have constituted `Western civilisation'. This book is the story of disability as it is imagined and re-imagined through the cultural lens of ableism. It is a story of invalidation; of the material habituations of culture and moral sentiment that paint pictures of disability as `what not to be'. The author examines the forces of moral regulation that fall violently in behind the dehumanising, ontological fait a complis, of disability invalidation, and explores the ways in which the normate community conceived of, narrates and acts in relation to disability. A Historical Sociology of Disability will be of interest to all scholars, students and activists working in the field of disability studies, as well as sociology, education, philosophy, theology and history. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in the past, present and future of the `last civil rights movement'.

Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss A Guide to Prevention and Care

Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss A Guide to Prevention and Care

Author: John M. Burkey Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Baby boomers have always had high expectations. As a generation, they have worked hard and played hard. They have been distinguished for their trendsetting and active lifestyles. As they move into their senior years, this ambitious constituency of 76 million Americans continues to demand a lot from life, and to offer much as well. Compared with every generation that preceded them, baby boomers are anticipated to continue professional careers later into their retirement years, engage in more vigorous activities, and live significantly longer. Their lifestyles make learning to prevent and treat hearing loss - a disability that used to be considered an unfortunate but inevitable aspect of aging - more important than ever. In Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss , audiologist John M. Burkey shows readers how they can continue to enjoy youthful living, regardless of whether their hearing abilities are undiminished or severely compromised. In a reassuring and straightforward style, Burkey explains the typical causes of hearing loss, from genetic factors to years of exposure to loud noises, and demystifies the sometimes confusing results of a hearing test. Fortunately, new technologies and advances in medicine have made it easier to detect signs of initial hearing loss and to prevent it from becoming a serious problem. For those who have already sustained some damage, the author suggests ways to manage daily activities by using a range of techniques, equipment, and medical procedures. His suggestions include minor changes, such as using a vibrating alarm clock rather than one that is sound-based. More dramatic but often highly effective options, including reconstructive surgery, cochlear implants, and bone-anchored hearing aids, are also described. In his previous award-winning book, Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears: The Road to Better Hearing , Burkey addressed common fears, concerns, and misconceptions that people have about choosing and using hearing aids. In this second indispensable volume, he offers a comprehensive guide on how to cope with and prevent hearing impairment. For a generation that refuses to slow down or quietly accept limitations, this book is essential reading.

The Asperger Children's Toolkit

The Asperger Children's Toolkit

Author: Francis Musgrave Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Growing up with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can throw up all sorts of challenges, but never fear, The Brain Guru, The Sensory Detective and The Social Scientist are here to help! These likeable characters guide children with AS through some of the trickiest, stickiest conundrums known to humankind: from anxiety and negative thinking, to sensory overload, emotions, friendship and trust and social situations. By working through the activities and using the cut-out-and-keep tools with a parent, carer or teacher, children with AS will learn how to build upon their strengths and develop techniques for coping with areas of difficulty - as well as how to handle setbacks and celebrate successes along the way! The important topic of staying safe in the digital world is also covered, providing children with the knowledge and know-how they need to use the internet, social networking and text messaging safely. Original and highly interactive, with attractive colour illustrations throughout, this is an essential toolkit for every family with a child with AS.

About Us Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times

About Us Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times

Author: Peter (The New York Times) Catapano Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Boldly claiming a space in which people with disabilities can be seen and heard as they are-not as others perceive them-About Us captures the voices of a community that has for too long been stereotyped and misrepresented. Speaking not only to those with disabilities, but also to their families, coworkers and support networks, the authors in About Us offer intimate stories of how they navigate a world not built for them. Since its 2016 debut, the popular New York Times' Disability column has transformed the national dialogue around disability. Now, echoing the refrain of the disability rights movement, Nothing about us without us, this landmark collection gathers the most powerful essays from the series that speak to the fullness of human experience-stories about first romance, childhood shame and isolation, segregation, professional ambition, child-bearing and parenting, aging and beyond. Reflecting on the fraught conversations around disability-from the friend who says I don't think of you as disabled, to the father who scolds his child with attention differences, Stop it stop it stop it what is wrong with you? -the stories here reveal the range of responses, and the variety of consequences, to being labeled as disabled by the broader public. Here, a writer recounts her path through medical school as a wheelchair user-forging a unique bridge between patients with disabilities and their physicians. An acclaimed artist with spina bifida discusses her art practice as one that invites us to stretch ourselves toward a world where all bodies are exquisite. With these notes of triumph, these stories also offer honest portrayals of frustration over access to medical care, the burden of social stigma and the nearly constant need to self-advocate in the public realm. In its final sections, About Us turns to the questions of love, family and joy to show how it is possible to revel in life as a person with disabilities. Subverting the pervasive belief that disability results in relentless suffering and isolation, a quadriplegic writer reveals how she rediscovered intimacy without touch, and a mother with a chronic illness shares what her condition has taught her young children. With a foreword by Andrew Solomon and introductory comments by co-editors Peter Catapano and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, About Us is a landmark publication of the disability movement for readers of all backgrounds, forms and abilities. Topics Include: Becoming Disabled * Mental Illness is not a Horror Show * Disability and the Right to Choose * Brain Injury and the Civil Right We Don't Think * The Deaf Body in Public Space * The Everyday Anxiety of the Stutterer * I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I'm Your Doctor * A Symbol for Nobody That's Really for Everybody * Flying While Blind * My $1,000 Anxiety Attack * A Girlfriend of My Own * The Three-Legged Dog Who Carried Me * Passing My Disability On to My Children * I Have Diabetes. Am I to Blame? * Learning to Sing Again * A Disabled Life is a Life Worth Living

Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy Our Way

Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy Our Way

Author: Karen (University of Western Sydney, Australia) Soldatic Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

This book explores the diverse ways in which disability activism and advocacy are experienced and practised by people with disabilities and their allies. Contributors to the book explore the very different strategies and campaigns they have used to have their demands for respect, dignity and rights heard and acted upon by their communities, by national governments and the international community. The book, with its contemporary global focus, makes a significant contribution to the field of disability and social justice studies, particularly at a time of major social, political and cultural upheaval. Global Perspectives on Disability Activism and Advocacy offers a significant intervention within the field of disability at a time of major social upheaval where actors, advocates and activists are seeking to hold onto existing claims for rights, equality and disability justice.

Normal Sucks How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines

Normal Sucks How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines

Author: Jonathan Mooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of thinking about how we live and learn - individually, uniquely, and with advantages and upshots to every type of brain and body. As a neuro-diverse kid diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD who didn't learn to read until he was twelve, the realisation that that he wasn't the problem - the system and the concept of normal were - saved Mooney's life and fundamentally changed his outlook. Here he explores the toll that being not normal takes on kids and adults when they're trapped in environments that label them, shame them, and tell them, even in subtle ways, that they are the problem. But, he argues, if we can reorient the ways in which we think about diversity, abilities, and disabilities, we can start a revolution. A highly sought after public speaker, Mooney has been inspiring audiences with his story and his message for nearly two decades. Now he's ready to share what he's learned from parents, educators, researchers, and kids in a book that is as much a survival guide as it is a call to action. Whip-smart, insightful, and utterly inspiring - and movingly framed as a letter to his own young sons, as they work to find their ways in the world - this book will upend what we call normal and empower us all.