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Towards enabling geographies: 'Disabled' bodies and minds in society and space.

Geographies of health

Author: Chouinard, V., Hall, E., Wilton, R.
Type: Edited Book
Year: 2009


This book edited by Vera Chouinard, Dr. Edward Hall and Robert Wilton discusses that geography has made many significant contributions to our understanding of disabled people's identities, lives, and place in society and space. The book brings together leading scholars to showcase the 'second wave' of geographical studies concerned with disability and embodied differences. This area has broadened and challenged conventional boundaries of 'disability', expanding the kinds of embodied differences considered, while continuing to grapple with important challenges such as policy relevance and the use of more inclusionary research approaches. This book demonstrates the value of a spatial conceptualization of disability and disablement to a broader social science audience, whilst examining how this conceptualization can be further developed and refined.

Further Details

Short Title: Towards enabling geographies
Author: Williams, A., Elliot, S.
Pages: 270
Edition: 1st
Publish Location: Surrey, England
Publisher: Ashgate publishing
ISBN/ISSN: 9780754675617
Accession Number: July 2010
Keywords: Disabiliy, geography
Reads: 156