Disability and the Life Course: Global Perspectives by Mark Priestley

By Mark Priestley

This booklet explores the worldwide adventure of incapacity utilizing a unique lifestyles direction procedure. It presents a special mixture of study, coverage concerns and autobiography, providing the reader a unprecedented chance to make hyperlinks one of the theoretical, the political and the private in one quantity. There are contributions from 13 various nations bringing jointly tested and rising writers, either disabled and nondisabled. The booklet bridges a few vital gaps within the latest incapacity literature and provides a distinct research of the connection among incapacity and iteration in a altering global.

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Wendell points to the philosophical arbitrariness of ideas concerning which of us is independent. She argues that independence, like disability, is de®ned according to societal expectations about what people normally do for themselves and how they do it. We can develop this argument in respect of understandings of social and economic forms of independence and dependence, and argue that whilst expectations may have a philosophical arbitrariness about them, they do not have a social or historical arbitrariness about them.

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