"This interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses the theoretical, practical and legal dimensions of equality for persons with disabilities. The issues covered include the central problem of defining disability and impairment; the dilemma of same versus different treatment; the balance between autonomy and external influence and support; linkages to other anti-discrimination categories such as race and sex; the place of disability theory within identity politics; and issues of life, death, and our most intimate relationships. The articles reflect a wealth of international viewpoints and interdisciplinary areas which include philosophy, economics, memoirs, cultural studies, empirical studies and legal scholarship. The selection also includes classic texts which set out foundational ideas such as the social model of disability or the goal of integration, alongside essays that critique these conceptual mainstays. This volume brings into sharp focus a wide range of contentious and complex issues in the field of disability studies and is of interest to researchers and students from a wide range of fields."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2013 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I: DEFINITION AND MODELS chapter 1 Defining Impairment and Disability: Issues at Stake chapter 2 Philosophical Issues in the Definition and Social Response to Disability chapter 3 What I Learned chapter 4 Critiquing the Social Model chapter 5 The Mountain chapter 6 Does Disability Status Matter? part PART II: THEORIES OF EQUALITY AND INCLUSION chapter 7 Disability Equality: A Challenge to the Existing Anti-Discrimination Paradigm? chapter 8 Critical Race Theory, Feminism, and Disability: Reflections on Social Justice and Personal Identity chapter 9 Anti-Subordination Above All: A Disability Perspective chapter 10 Agency and Disability chapter 11 The Landscape of Discrimination Today chapter 12 Mental Disability Law in a Comparative Law Context chapter 13 Deaf Matters: Compulsory Hearing and Ability Trouble part PART III: ACCOMMODATION AND ACCESS chapter 14 When it is Reasonable for Europeans to be Confused: Understanding when a Disability Accommodation is chapter 15 Challenging Disabling Barriers to Information and Communication Technology in the Information Society: A United Kingdom Perspective chapter 16 Antidiscrimination and Accommodation chapter 17 Utilitarianism and Distribution to the Disabled chapter 18 Disability Studies and the Future of Identity Politics part PART IV: LIFE AND DEATH chapter 19 Disability, Life, Death, and Choice chapter 20 Somewhere a Mockingbird chapter 21 Reimagining Retardation, Transforming Community chapter 22 Introduction chapter 23 Was I Ever Wrong.