Disability and Technology

An Interdisciplinary and International Approach

Authors: Roulstone, Alan

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This book brings together formally disparate literatures and debates on disability and technology in a way that captures the complex interplay between the two. Drawing on disability studies, technology studies and clinical studies, the book argues that interdisciplinary insights together provide a more nuanced and less stylized picture of the benefits and barriers in disability and technology.
Drawing on a breadth of empirical studies from across the globe, a picture emerges of the complex and multi-directional interplay of technology and disability. Technology is neither inherently enabling or disabling but fundamentally shaped by the social dynamics that shape their design, use and impact.

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Alan Roulstone is Professor of Disability Studies at the University Leeds, UK. He is author of twelve books and over sixty journal articles and book chapters. His interests include disability, technology, policy, exclusion, inclusion, and the politics of hate crime. Alan has completed a range of internationally recognised research and with policy, practice, and activist constituencies.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • An Introduction and Overview

    Roulstone, Alan

    Pages 1-41

  • Between Bodies, Artefacts and Theories: Theorising Disability, Theorising Technology

    Roulstone, Alan

    Pages 45-85

  • I’m Not Sure We’ve Been Introduced: Disability Meets Technology

    Roulstone, Alan

    Pages 87-121

  • Employing Technology to Good Effect: Technology, Disability and the ‘Palace’ of Paid Work

    Roulstone, Alan

    Pages 125-152

  • Disability, Ageing and Technology: They Think that Throwing a Pendant Alarm at You Equals Independence

    Roulstone, Alan

    Pages 153-179

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability and Technology
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary and International Approach
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45042-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-45042-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45041-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 249
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