By Ruth Butler, Hester Parr
Mind and physique Spaces highlights new foreign learn from Britain, united states, Canada and Australia, on physically impairment, psychological overall healthiness and disabled peoples social worlds. The participants speak about various present concerns including:
* historic conceptions of the physique and behaviour
* modern political activism
* issues of identification and employment
* obtainable housing
* parenthood and baby carers
* psychiatric drugs use
* masculinity and sexuality
* social exclusion and inclusion.
The participants are: Hester Parr, Ruth Butler, Rob Imrie, Michael L. Dorn, Deborah Carter Park, John Radford, Brendan Gleeson, Isabel Dyck, Edward corridor, Pamela Moss, Gill Valentine, Christine Milligan, flowers Gathorne-Hardy, Jane Stables, Fiona Smith and Vera Chouinard.
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Extra resources for Mind And Body Spaces : Geographies Of Illness, Impairment And Disability
As Le Corbusier (1967:94) claimed: The Radiant City, inspired by the laws of the universe and by human law, is an attempt to guarantee the men of a machine civilisation all this world’s best pleasures. ’ 36 ROB IMRIE However, the Radiant City was also premised on a specific and problematical conception of the (able) body, utilising biological analogies to identify interlocking (bodily) functions. As Le Corbusier (1947:2) commented: a plan arranges organs in order, thus creating organism or organisms.
Crow, L. (1996) ‘Including all of our lives: renewing the social model of disability’, in J. ) Encounters with Strangers: Feminism and Disability, London: The Women’s Press. Curtis, S. and Taket, A. (1996) Health and Societies: Changing Perspectives, London: Edward Arnold. , Takahashi, L. and Wilton, R. (1997) ‘Seeing people differently: the socio-spatial construction of disability’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 15: 455–80. Dorn, M. (1994) ‘Disability as spatial dissidence: a cultural geography of the stigmatised body’, unpublished MA thesis, Pennsylvania State University.
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