Sociologies of Disability and Illness: Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology
This book critically compares conflicting perspectives and overlapping themes within the study of disability and illness across recent decades. With fresh interpretation of traditional theory in medical sociology and informed commentary on theoretical debates in disability studies, it is provocative reading for students and scholars in this field.
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