RDS Volume 5, No. 3

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    Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Erlen, Jonathon
    This is a section of RDS courtesy of Jonathan Erlen of the University of Pittsburgh. Abstracts listed below are selected from a full list of disability-related dissertation abstracts updated quarterly. The full list is available at: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/guides/histmed/researchresources/dissertations/index_html
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    Book Review: Behavioral Support, 2nd Edition
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Shaughnessy, Mary
    Series: Teachers’ Guides to Inclusive Practices Editors: Rachel Janney and Martha E. Snell Reviewer: Mary Shaughnessy Publisher: Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, 2008 Paperback, ISBN: 1-55766-911-2, 192 pages Cost: $26.95 USD
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    Book Review: End-of-Life Issues and Persons With Disabilities
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Romoser, Mark
    Editors: Timothy H. Lillie and James L. Werth, Jr. Reviewer: Mark F. Romoser Publisher: Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc., 2007 Paperback, ISBN: 1-4164-0263-2, 200 pages Cost: $39.00 USD
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    Book Review: Make the Day Matter! Promoting Typical Lifestyles for Adults with Significant Disabilities
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Rice, Courtney E.
    Editors: Pamela M. Walker and Patricia Rogan Reviewer: Courtney E. Rice Publisher: Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007 Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-55766713-7, 162 pages Cost: $26.95 USD
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    Book Review: Playing By the Rules: A Story About Autism
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Fukunaga, Landry
    Author: Dena Fox Luchsinger Reviewer: Landry Fukunaga Publisher: Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2007 Cloth, ISBN: 978-1-890627-83-6, 32 pages Cost: $16.95 USD
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    Book Review: Vital Questions Facing Disability Studies in Education
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Brown, Steven E.
    Editors: Scot Danforth and Susan L. Gabel Reviewer: Steven E. Brown, Ph.D. Publisher: New York: Peter Lang, 2006 Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-8204-7824-0, 383 pages Cost: $36.95 USD
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    Is the “Rights Model of Disability” Valid in Post-conflict Lebanon? A Participatory Pilot Survey in Beirut
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Kabbara, Nawaf ; Nagata, Kozue Kay
    This paper views the process and outcome of constructing a “rights model of disability,” which is culturally specific to a war-torn, middle-income Arab country, Lebanon. The analysis was made from the perspective of human security and postconflict recovery and rehabilitation in a war-torn Arab country. The objective of this participatory research is to triangulate and co-validate the proposed rights model of disability through analysis of the collective views of Lebanese disabled people who took part in the participatory and interactive focus group, which took place in Beirut in August, 2007, after the civil conflict of Lebanon and partial destruction of Beirut and other towns/villages. The disabled participants were asked to express their individual views about several contentious issues, such as the social model vs. medical model debate, the diversity existing among different categories of disabled persons, the issue of tension and/or coalition among single-impairment and cross-impairment groups, the effectiveness of the current disability policy in Lebanon and the particularity in war-torn transitional Lebanon. The rights-based approach to disability inclusive development (cooperation) advocated by the co-authors are field-tested and co-validated and proved to be among the most appropriate approaches, through the personal disability experiences of Lebanese people.
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    Disability, Poverty and Food Sovereignty: Advancing the Human Security Agenda
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Hiranandani, Vanmala
    This essay furthers the human security discourse using the lenses of disability and food studies. The human security agenda must embrace the principle of food sovereignty that counteracts neo-liberal notions on food security. Since poverty, food insecurity, and disability are manifestations of similar development processes, horizontal alliances are imperative for systemic change.
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    Illiteracy is Insecurity: Education, Technology and Disability in South Africa
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Dube, Charles
    This treatise argues that illiteracy is insecurity and, in South Africa, education has eluded the majority of disabled people. A technology divide is intensifying the able-disabled divide that has always existed in South Africa, thus creating a “cartel of satraps” that plunges the disabled into marginalization.
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    Appropriateness and Consciousness in Community Based Rehabilitation through Participatory Action Research
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2009) Cheausuwantavee, Tavee
    Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) in Phuttamonthon District, Nakhonpathom Province, one of the metropolitan areas located in central Thailand, was examined in terms of factors influencing existence of CBR and movement of CBR participants through Participatory Action Research (PAR). The results showed some factors and consciousness or intentionality within the CBR phenomena, which could effect the sustainability of CBR. Thus, WHO’s concept of CBR may be redefined: CBR is not only a static strategy but also dynamic consciousness within a community.