Geographies of Disability

Geographies of Disability

by Brendan Gleeson

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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This book explains how space, place and mobility have shaped the experiences of disabled people both in the past and in contemporary societies. The key features of this insightful study include:
* a critical appraisal of theories of disability and a new disability model
* case studies to explore how the transition to capitalism disadvantaged disabled people
* an exploration of the Western city and the policies of community care and accessibility regulation.

Brendan Gleeson presents an important contribution to the major policy debates on disability in Western societies and offers new considerations for the broader debates on embodiment and space within Geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415179096
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/03/1998
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brendan Gleeson is a Research Fellow at the Urban Research Program, Australian National University

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