Titel: Missing Pieces: A Chronicle of Living with a Disability
Autor/en: Kenneth Zola
TEMPLE UNIV PR
September 2003 - kartoniert - 256 Seiten
Focusing on the personal odyssey of a man with a disability, this book tries to tell as well as analyze what it is like to have a disability in a world that values vigor and health. It is suitable for the general reader, as well as for the rehabilitation counselor, social worker, or social scientist.
Foreword Acknowledgments Part I. Before Prologue: Overcoming Is Only the Start 1. In the Beginning There Was an Idea 2. Several Hours in a Utopia Part II. During 3. So Much in So Short a Time--Thursday, May 25 4. The Little Things that Fill a Day--Friday, May 26 5. The Greatest Night of the Year--Saturday, May 27 6. Confrontations and Conversations with Myself--Sunday, May 28 7. On the Problem of Sharing Power and Love--Monday, May 29 8. It All Depends on Whether You Stand or Sit--Tuesday, May 30 9. Gone but Not Forgotten--Wednesday, May 31 Part III. After 10. If Listening is Hard, Telling Is Worse: Thoughts on the improbable and Problematic World of the Physically Handicapped and Chronically Ill 11. Four Steps on the Road to Invalidity: The Denial of Sexuality, Anger, Vulnerability, and Potentiality Epilogue: Some Concluding but Hardly Final Thoughts on Integration, Personal and Social
"a classic." Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal "His account is delivered with humour, honesty, respect, and humility. It offers insights into the world of disability, but really tells the reader as much about the wider society and its difficulty to adjust the word to embrace the needs of disabled people." Disability and Society "[An] important addition to the growing literature... Missing Pieces is a fascinating and readable 'socioautobiography' that I had difficulty putting down." --Paul J. Corcoran, The New England Journal of Medicine "Full of insights about the experience of disability and chronic illness, it shows us a variety of social and cultural institutions through the eyes of those whom they exclude and deny. Such studies are all too rare in the sociology of health and illness. It tells not only Zola's own story but the story of handicapped people, disabled as much by society as by any fact of body and/or mind. It is a moving, powerful, and profoundly human examination not of "them" but of us all." --Joseph W. Schneider, Contemporary Sociology "Important and moving. We see a man grow whole as he discovers and accepts his particular limits and his complex limitlessness." --Christina Robb, The Boston Globe "An absorbing book that will sensitize and enlighten...Zola has paved the way in providing us with a rich, humane, and provocative account of disability in the modern world." --Sol Levine, Qualitative Sociology "Crisp and candid... full of compassion." --David A. Buehler, Library Journal