An Investigation Into Legacies of Blindness
Why a book on a research study using grounded theory, a methodology
that is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary? Although the theory has now been in existence for many years, there has
never been a book recounting its application through numerous interconnected
studies, as it was originally intended to be used. This book represents the first book-length cohesive narrative on how
this method was rediscovered by a researcher over the course of a new
series of studies, redeveloped in the context of a topic previously undisturbed,
applied, and problems generated (with solutions
to these found or not).
Learning from the Communities of L'Arche
There is an emerging recognition of the need for a fuller understanding of the nature and dynamics of spiritual growth and its implications for human development and social change. The book examines the psychological dimensions of spiritual transformation through the lens of contemporary affect theory and explores how caregivers experience a profound healing of shame in their felt sense of identity and self-worth.
The Significance of Disability and Physical Differences in 19th-Century Fiction
"An important contribution ...the most significant innovation of the project is the way in which Craton uncovers the often positively valence of such differences as they are depicted in literary texts ... scholars in disability studies and Victorian studies will find this book useful and compelling, … yet it is readable for undergraduates as well." – Victorian Studies
Moving Toward Postconventional Representations
Disability and illness are not easy subjects to write about in a direct manner. However, this remarkable book presents a story of illness and disability, experiences which collectively enrich and challenge our understandings of embodiment, narrative, social structures, identity and politics--the full continuum of what it means and has meant, to be human.