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Expanding the Scope of Social Science Research on Disability Vol: 1

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20 Dec 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
244 pages - 156 x 234 x 14mm
Research in Social Science and Disability


The first volume presents a collection of exciting papers exploring several new areas of disability research. The contributions include: examination of the media representation of disability and coverage of disability policy issues which gives an understanding of the far reaching impact of the fourth estate; an historical analysis of the correspondence between the identifier of Down syndrome and Darwin that lends insights into the development of interpretations of mental retardation particularly Down syndrome as a throwback to the more primitive nature of man; analysis of hospital discharge data which demonstrates that persons with chronic conditions and impairments are more likely than those without to need hospitalization for injuries resulting from violence; and an overview of voting behavior among persons with disabilities. Subsequent volumes will focus on specific subjects related to disability issues.
An introduction and invitation to social science to "get it" (B. Altman, S. Barnartt). Idiot into ape (C. Borthwick). How the news frames disability: print media coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (B. Haller). Gender contradictions and status dilemmas in disability (J. Lorber). Successful labor market transitions for persons with disabilities: factors affecting the probability of entering and maintaining employment (E. Yelin, L. Turpin). Research on health care experiences of people with disabilities: exploring the everyday problem of service delivery (M.L. Campbell). Disability related intentional injury hospitalizations: a multi-state analysis (L. Cornelius). Political participation of people with disabilities and the National Voter Registration Act of 1993: the road not taken (K. Schriner et al.). Stadium sightlines and wheelchair patrons: case studies in the implementation of the ADA (S. Mazumdar, G. Geis).

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