This book explores the global experience of disability using a novel life course approach. It provides a unique combination of analysis, policy issues and autobiography, offering the reader a rare opportunity to make links among the theoretical, the political and the personal in a single volume. There are contributions from thirteen different countries bringing together established and emerging writers, both disabled and nondisabled. The book bridges some important gaps in the existing disability literature and offers a unique analysis of the relationship between disability and generation in a changing world.
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