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Contextual Approaches in Sociology

Edited By Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas

Contextual Approaches in Sociology is a collection of essays on a wide range of sociological issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The volume presents applications of grounded theory, social capital, education, social rituals and gender issues. It will appeal to a wide range of academic leadership, including educators, researchers, social students and teachers, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact with students and teachers in a sociological context.
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Introduction

Nowadays, several studies based on the perceptions of disability investigate it through social models instead of being regarded as a medical subject. Brittain (2004) mentioned that social models have to be defined with realistic and planned implementations by active public policies and laws which could change the human behaviours within the community and therefore solve the majority of the problems related to disability. Herein, many discussions in the literature are based on approaches that discuss disability and social awareness together (Imrie, 1998).

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