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Towards enabling geographies

Towards enabling geographies : 'disabled' bodies and minds in society and space

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Authors

  • Vera Chouinard (Editor)
  • Edward Hall (Editor)
  • Robert Wilton (Editor)

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Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationFarnham
PublisherAshgate
Publication date2010
Number of pages270
ISBN (Electronic)9781409403197
ISBN (Print)9780754675617
StatePublished

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NameGeographies of Health
PublisherAshgate

Abstract

Over the past 15 years, geography has made many significant contributions to our understanding of disabled people's identities, lives, and place in society and space. 'Towards Enabling Geographies' 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.

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