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Not a New Problem: Violence in the Lives of Disabled Women
Owen, Michelle, Diane Hiebert-Murphy and Janice Ristock (Eds)
Fernwood Publishing / Softcover / 2018-11-01 / 1773630776
Disability Studies
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228 pages
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Violence in the lives of women with disabilities is not a new problem, but it is a problem about which little has been written. This gap in our knowledge needs to be addressed, as women with disabilities are valuable members of our society whose experiences need to be made known. Without such knowledge, political action for social justice and for the prevention of violence is impossible.

Contributors to Not a New Problem examine the experiences of Canadian women with disabilities, the need for improved access to services and the ways this violence is exacerbated by and intersects with gender, sexuality, Indigeneity, race, ethnicity and class.

Table of Contents:

Disability, Violence and Social Change (Michelle Owen, Diane Hiebert-Murphy & Janice Ristock)
Mothering with Disabilities: Violence and Equality Rights (Laura Track)
The Healing Journey: Women with Disabilities and Intimate Partner Violence (Michelle Owen & Jane Ursel)
Out of the Closet: Intimate Partner Violence as a Factor Contributing to Cognitive Disabilities (Ian Ford, Roy Hanes & Karen March)
An “Unconscious Terrain of Habits”: Structural Violence Against Women Who Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities (Natalie Spagnuolo & Josée Boulanger)
A Crisis of Poverty: Economic Disparities, Disabled Women and Abuse (Linda DeRiviere)
Making Homelessness Harder: Possibilities for Radical Re-Orientation (Liza Kim Jackson & nancy viva davis halifax)
Home Care: Gendered Violence in Independent Living (Christine Kelly)
Taking Action: Gender-based Violence, Disability and the Social Determinants of Health (Karen Yoshida, Mary Bunch, Fran Odette, Susan Hardie & Heather Willis)
“What Women Want”: Pacific DAWN Talks to Women with DisAbilities about Escaping Violence (Pat Kelln & Stephanie Parent)

About the Editors:

Michelle Owen is a professor in Women’s and Gender Studies, and Coordinator of the Disability Studies Program, at the University of Winnipeg.

Diane Hiebert-Murphy is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work and the Psychological Service Centre at the University of Manitoba.

Janice Ristock is a professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba.

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