Disability

Ledger, Susan; Shufflebotham, Lindy and Walmsley, Jan (2016). Disability. In: Denny, E; Earle, Sarah and Hewison, A eds. Sociology for Nurses (3rd Edition). Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 203–226.

Abstract

This chapter introduces sociological perspectives on disability. It draws upon sociological theory to show how prejudice, barriers and discrimination encountered by disabled people - often regarded as individual concerns - can be better understood when placed in a societal context.

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