Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847420695 Published September 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781847420688 Published September 2010 For sale in North and South America only

People with Intellectual Disabilities

Towards a Good Life?

Kelley Johnson and Jan Walmsley, with Marie Wolfe

People with Intellectual Disabilities
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Kelley Johnson and Jan Walmsley, with Marie Wolfe

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

204 pages | © 2010
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847420695 Published September 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781847420688 Published September 2010 For sale in North and South America only
What does it mean to live a good life? Why has it proved so difficult for people with intellectual disabilities to live one? What happens when we make a good life the centre of our consideration of people with intellectual disabilities? These questions are explored through a re-examination of ideas from philosophy and social theory, and through personal life stories. This important and timely book provides an analysis and critique of current policies and underpinning ideologies in relation to people with intellectual disabilities and explores ways in which a good life may be made more attainable.
Contents
Acknowledgements

Introduction: exploring a good life
Part One: Reflecting on a good life
1. My own life (by Marie Wolfe with Kelley Johnson)
2. Thinking about a good life
3. A good life and people with intellectual disabilities
Part Two: Re-examining key concepts in the light of current practice
4. A good life in policy
5. Changing problems, changing solutions
6. Changing constructions of work
Part Three: Rethinking a good life
7. Justice, rights and capabilities
8. Community, inclusion and belonging
9. Promoting a good life
Conclusion

Bibliography
Index
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