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Intellectual Disability and Stigma

Stepping Out from the Margins

Editors: Scior, Katrina, Werner, Shirli (Eds.)

  • Highlights how those with intellectual disabilities and their families are affected by stigma
  • Provides a framework to tackle intellectual disability stigma across a variety of environments
  • Emphasises the centrality of self-advocacy in fighting against stigma of intellectual disabilities
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About this book

This book examines how intellectual disability is affected by stigma and how this stigma has developed. Around two per cent of the world's population have an intellectual disability but their low visibility in many places bears witness to their continuing exclusion from society. This prejudice has an impact on the family of those with an intellectual disability as well as the individual themselves and affects the well-being and life chances of all those involved. This book provides a framework for tackling intellectual disability stigma in institutional processes, media representations and other, less overt, settings. It also highlights the anti-stigma interventions which are already in place and the central role that self-advocacy must play. 

About the authors

Katrina Scior is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at University College London, UK.  She has published widely on stigma associated with intellectual disability, and is concerned with identifying effective interventions to tackle such stigma in diverse cultural and economic contexts. 
Shirli Werner is Senior Lecturer at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Shirli has published widely on intellectual disability stigma theory and measurement, public stigma, stigma held by service providers and impact of stigma on family members.

Reviews

“That stigma is an important issue is not in doubt but how do we understand its origins and manifestations and the impact it has on people with intellectual disabilities and their families? This book explores these and other aspects and addresses the question of what we should do in response to it and how we as individuals and societies might prevent it.” (Tony Holland, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK)

“Edited by leading experts in their field, this text will become indispensable to all who want to understand and address the impact of discrimination and stigma on the wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities. It deserves to be on the reading lists of all training courses that prepare people to work with children or adults with intellectual disability.” (Eric Emerson, Professor of Disability Population Health, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney, Australia)

“Scior and Werner have assembled a masterful team of scientists and advocates to summarize the state of research on the stigma of intellectual disabilities.” (Patrick W. Corrigan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)

“This book will help expose generations of often unconscious bias while opening many eyes to the possibility of a more welcoming future.” (Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Toward Understanding Intellectual Disability Stigma: Introduction

    Scior, Katrina

    Pages 3-13

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  • Measurement Methods to Assess Intellectual Disability Stigma

    Werner, Shirli

    Pages 15-27

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  • How Stigma Affects the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities: An Overview

    Ditchman, Nicole (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

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  • How Stigma Affects Us: The Voice of Self-advocates

    Roth, Dana (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

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  • Rarely Seen, Seldom Heard: People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Mass Media

    Renwick, Rebecca

    Pages 61-75

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52499-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52498-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intellectual Disability and Stigma
Book Subtitle
Stepping Out from the Margins
Editors
  • Katrina Scior
  • Shirli Werner
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52499-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52499-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52498-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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