Disability: The Social, Political, and Ethical Debate (Contemporary Issue Series)

What is it like to experience disability? What are the prevailing cultural attitudes toward those who experience disability? How do social norms and public policies affect those experiencing disability? This book provides a vivid and concrete introduction to the wealth of social, political and ethical debates that surround the experience of disability. Beginning with an

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What is it like to experience disability? What are the prevailing cultural attitudes toward those who experience disability? How do social norms and public policies affect those experiencing disability? This book provides a vivid and concrete introduction to the wealth of social, political and ethical debates that surround the experience of disability.

Beginning with an exploration of the perspective of persons with disabilities, the essays demonstrate the extent to which the disability experience is affected by social and cultural values, attitudes, and policies. In addition to these first-person reflections, there are essays relating to such issues as:

-The disability rights movement
-Disability studies
-Social policy relating to disability

Physician-assisted suicide, genetic testing, selective abortion, the moral status of handicapped newborns, and living and dying with dignity
Written in an engaging style with a focus on the concrete, this collection of essays includes contributions by John Hockenberry, Oiver Sacks, Peter Singer, and others. It is a marvelous resource for enabling the reader to comprehend the experience of disability and to explore contemporary issues involving the disability community.

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Sherri Campbell says:

I found this book to be very important reading and I appreciate the authors sharing their very personal experiences so we can be This book provides insight from individuals living as adults with disabilities. As I read this book, I realized that each individual views his/her situation from a very personal vantage point. As a provider in the developmental disabilities field, I found this book to be very important reading and I appreciate the authors sharing their very personal experiences so we can better understand their challenges.

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