Disability and the City: International Perspectives

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Sage Publications UK
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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.45 inches | 0.67 pounds

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`...a coherent, and very readable discussion of the different theoretical approaches to understanding disability, attitudes to the disabled, and disabling environments which prevail in Western societies.

....This book should go a long way towards helping to educate us as to the enormity of the injustice which needs to be addressed...

....This is a book which breaks new ground. It is written with a commendable clarity of style and is organised in such a way that students will find it readily accessible and academically digestible' - Housing Studies

`This is an important book for all who are concerned about the way our daily environments are made, used and abused' - Environment and Society

`This book provides a much-needed and well-researched contribution to the study of disability in an urban context which will be of interest to geographers, environmental planners and sociologists' - Urban Studies

`[I'd] like to commend Rob Imrie's new book Disability and the City, for its scholarly merit and emancipatory potential. Indeed, one key strength of Imrie's analysis is the attention given to the "colonial tendency", the potential of academic enquiry to enrich the researcher whilst leaving research subjects no better off, or even impoverished, in political and material terms. The appearance of Disability and the City represents an important moment for the discipline, being the first major geographic analysis of disability in published form' - Brendan Gleeson, The

Australian National University

`A hard hitting, political and challenging text which - and effectively so - takes issue with the marginalisation and oppression of disabled people in respect of leisure and employment' - Adapt Newsletter

`This book should be compulsory reading for any geographer or planner with an interest in disability or access issues' - Environment and Planning B