- ISBN: 9780415615990 | 0415615992
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 2/11/2051
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Disability Studies: The Basics is an engaging and enlightening introduction to the study of the issues, politics and policies which impact on disabled people. The book encourages critical thought and reflection while addressing the history of disability, questions about lifestyle, citizenship and professional care, and current controversies such as euthanasia. Topics which are addressed include: What does it mean to be disabled? Portrayals of disability in the media Rights and anti-discrimination legislation Euthanasia, sterilisation and pre-natal screening Bringing the voices of disabled people to the fore, this book is an ideal starting point for anyone new to disability studies.