Disability Studies

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Law and Neurodiversity

Youth with Autism and the Juvenile Justice Systems in Canada and the United States

UBC Press

Through a comparison of juvenile justice systems in Canada and the United States, Law and Neurodiversity examines gaps of accommodation and consideration for youth with autism.

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The Aging–Disability Nexus

UBC Press

The Aging–Disability Nexus explores the complex and competing narratives we create about aging and disability, providing fresh perspectives on how these markers interact with each other and with other indicators of power and difference.

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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

UBC Press, Purich Books

A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.

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Disabling Barriers

Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law

UBC Press

In Disabling Barriers, legal scholars, historians, and disability-rights activists encourage us to rethink our understanding of both the systemic barriers disabled people face and the capacity of disabled people to effect positive societal change.

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Mobilizing Metaphor

Art, Culture, and Disability Activism in Canada

UBC Press

Mobilizing Metaphor illustrates how radical and unconventional forms of activism, including art, are reshaping the vibrant tradition of disability activism in Canada, challenging perceptions of disability and the politics that surround it.

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Unwanted Warriors

Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

UBC Press

This book uncovers the history of Canada’s first casualties of the Great War – men who tried to enlist, were deemed “unfit for service,” and then lived with shame, guilt, and ostracism.

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Disability Politics and Care

The Challenge of Direct Funding

UBC Press

Disability Politics and Care documents what happens when people with disabilities take control of home care services and explores key debates around the notion of “care.”

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Veterans with a Vision

Canada’s War Blinded in Peace and War

UBC Press

Illuminates the challenges faced by Canada’s war-blinded veterans and outlines the history of the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded, an advocacy group for all Canadian veterans and blind citizens.

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Critical Disability Theory

Essays in Philosophy, Politics, Policy, and Law

UBC Press

This book argues that we need a new understanding of participatory citizenship that encompasses the disabled, new policies to respond to their needs, and a new vision of their entitlements.

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