Women and Disability

The Experience of Physical Disability among Women

  • Authors
  • SusanĀ Lonsdale

Part of the Women in Society book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 1-12
  3. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 13-27
  4. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 28-41
  5. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 42-62
  6. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 63-80
  7. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 81-97
  8. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 98-120
  9. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 121-141
  10. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 142-155
  11. Susan Lonsdale
    Pages 156-170
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 171-186

About this book


This book describes the experience of physical disability through detailed interviews with women of different ages, races and socio- economic backgrounds, and explores the impact of gender on the process of being or becoming disabled. It considers the significance of physical disability for a woman's self image and its impact on her sexuality, relationships, marriage and childrearing. The extent to which inadequate provision for disability makes a woman dependent is also examined, as is the way in which women with disabilities have been rendered invisible.


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