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The Able Body and the Pursuit of Power  

Bill Hughes

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Feb 2022
This chapter argues that able power is and has been embodied in what Plato called “those of the best,” men who claim to ennoble the world with their eugenic superiority. Able power, ... More

Activism, Inclusion, and Social Justice  

Michael Prince

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Nov 2021
This chapter considers the relations between disability and the political in contemporary societies. This includes a discussion of possibilities of human agency and social movement ... More

Aging, Gender, and the Body  

Laura Hurd

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Nov 2020
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Jan 2019
In this chapter, the author considers some of the theoretical and methodological conundrums that she encountered in her qualitative research that has focused on later life experiences of ... More

The Artificial Pancreas in Cyborg Bodies  

Anthony Ryan Hatch, Julia T. Gordon, and Sonya R. Sternlieb

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Nov 2020
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Jun 2020
The new artificial pancreas system includes a body-attached blood glucose sensor that tracks glucose levels, a worn insulin infusion pump that communicates with the sensor, and features new ... More

Barriers to Access in the Norwegian Criminal Justice System  

Patrick Kermit and Terje Olsen

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Dec 2021
This chapter presents and discusses barriers that Deaf people who have Norwegian Sign Language as their first language face in encounters with the Norwegian criminal justice system. Since ... More

Being LGBTQ+ and Disabled, a Socially Contradicting Experience  

Justine E. Egner

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Apr 2022
This chapter explores the ways in which disability and sexuality have been conceptualized and understood as incompatible and how this perceived incompatibility renders LGBTQ+ disabled ... More

Contesting Lyme Disease  

Sonny Nordmarken

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Nov 2020
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Jan 2019
In this chapter, the author examines his embodied experience with Lyme disease to chart how power and knowledge within the dominant biomedical framework were produced via engagement with ... More

Contextualizing Disability Experiences: Understanding and Measuring How the Environment Influences Disability  

Kenzie Latham-Mintus and Sabrina Cordon

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Nov 2021
Scholars and advocates have long proposed that an individual’s impairment is not the source of disability, but instead it is social and physical barriers put in place by society that are ... More

A Critical Review of Approaches to Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness  

Lindsay Sheehan and Patrick W. Corrigan

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Apr 2022
Strategies to diminish stigma’s harm are driven by three agendas. (1) A services agenda, which seeks to decrease stigma so people better engage in care, (2) a rights agenda, which seeks to ... More

Critical Thinking on Disability and Development in the Global South  

Shaun Grech

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Nov 2021
The need to focus on disability in the Global South as an academic and practice endeavor has garnered some support in recent years, often backed by frequent references to a disability and ... More

Cumulative Disadvantage in Employment: Disability over the Life Course and Wealth Inequality in Later Life  

Kim Shuey and Andrea Willson

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Apr 2022
Theories on the accumulative nature of disadvantage across the life course suggest that disability during the working years contributes to future disadvantage into old age. This chapter ... More

Death and the Mobile  

Kathleen M. Cumiskey

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
This chapter discusses the increasing role that mobiles are playing in meaning-making related to significant events in users’ lives. The focus of this chapter is on death and loss in ... More

Disability and Family Care Work over the Life Course  

J. Dalton Stevens

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Feb 2022
As rates of disability have risen over the last decade for all age groups, families have taken on more care responsibilities. Current theoretical frameworks of disability and care work are ... More

Disability and Human Rights  

Paula Campos Pinto

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Apr 2022
Using a sociological perspective, this chapter examines the social and political conditions that have enabled the emergence and wide dissemination of the human rights model of disability. ... More

Disability and Precarious Work  

Lisa Schur and Douglas L. Kruse

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Dec 2021
This chapter examines the prevalence, causes, and consequences of precarious work among people with disabilities. New US evidence from the government’s Current Population Survey, and ... More

Disability and Social Participation  

Carrie Shandra

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Feb 2022
Participation is considered a key component of many disability frameworks, yet the concept of social participation remains amorphous and contested. This chapter reviews how common ... More

Disability and the Transition to Adulthood in the United States  

Anthony R. Bardo and Ashley Vowels

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Nov 2021
This chapter provides a synthesis of the literature on the transition to adulthood among emerging adults with a disability in the United States. The life course paradigm was used to frame ... More

Disability in the Transition from K–12 to Higher Education  

Dara Shifrer

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Mar 2022
This chapter outlines the structural underpinnings of the educational experiences of young adults with disability in the United States, drawing connections and distinctions along the ... More

Disability Prevalence, Measurement, and Health in a Global Context  

Bryan L. Sykes and Justin D. Strong

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Mar 2022
While the rights of people with disabilities have ascended in global importance and institutional recognition, nation-states remain instrumental in addressing health inequalities. ... More

The Disability Rights Movement  

Richard Scotch and Kara Sutton

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Dec 2021
This chapter provides an overview of the social movement advocating for disability rights, including its origins, goals, strategies, structure, and impact. The chapter’s primary focus is on ... More

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