Social Relationships and Social Participation of Women with Disability
This book provides insights into the experiences of women with physical, mental or sensory disability in terms of their social relationships and social participation, as well as the barriers and facilitators of their physical and social environments in that respect. It will be of interest to academics, health professionals, researchers, and other experts in the field, in addition to persons with disabilities who are exploring ways to overcome barriers they might be facing in terms of social participation. The book includes perspectives of women with disability on social relationships and social participation, as well as an extensive exploration of the current scientific literature. The points made here will contribute to the discussion around the full integration of persons with disabilities, by removing barriers to their social participation and autonomy, together with the strengthening of their social relationships and the social support they receive.
Eleni Koutsogeorgou received a PhD in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research from the University of Milan and the University of Turin. She obtained an MA in European Health Promotion from the University of Brighton, UK, and graduated in Sociology at the University of the Aegean, Greece. She has worked as a Lecturer and Researcher across Italy, Greece, and the UK. Her academic interests focus mainly on sociology of health, health promotion, public health, disability, and ageing, and she is the author of 16 academic journal articles and two book chapters.
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