Disability in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: history, policy and everyday life

Rasell, Michael and Iarskaia-Smirnova, Elena (2014) Disability in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: history, policy and everyday life. BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies . Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 0415610966, 9780415610964

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Abstract

There are over thirty million disabled people in Russia and Eastern Europe, yet their voices are rarely heard in scholarly studies of life and well-being in the region. This book brings together new research by internationally recognised local and non-native scholars in a range of countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It covers, historically, the origins of legacies that continue to affect well-being and policy in the region today. Discussions of disability in culture and society highlight the broader conditions in which disabled people must build their identities and well-being whilst in-depth biographical profiles outline what living with disabilities in the region is like. Chapters on policy interventions, including international influences, examine recent reforms and the difficulties of implementing inclusive, community-based care. The book will be of interest both to regional specialists, for whom well-being, equality and human rights are crucial concerns, and to scholars of disability and social policy internationally.

Keywords:disability, Russia
Subjects:L Social studies > L310 Applied Sociology
L Social studies > L340 Disability in Society
R European Languages, Literature and related subjects > R700 Russian and East European studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:13618
Deposited On:27 Mar 2014 09:20

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