An Oral History of the Special Olympics in China Volume 1 [electronic resource] :Overview / edited by William P. Alford, Mei Liao, Fengming Cui.
Contributor(s): Alford, William P [editor.] | Liao, Mei [editor.] | Cui, Fengming [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Economy and Social Inclusion, Creating a Society for All: Publisher: Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2020.Edition: 1st ed. 2020.Description: XXVIII, 142 p. 1 illus. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789811551321.Subject(s): People with disabilities | Social structure | Social inequality | Sports—Economic aspects | Oral history | Public health | Social justice | Human rights | Disability Studies | Social Structure, Social Inequality | Sports Economics | Oral History | Public Health | Social Justice, Equality and Human RightsDDC classification: 305.908 Online resources: Click here to access online
Foreword I -- Foreword II -- Foreword III -- Preface -- Getting involved in society -- Self-Realization Through Work -- The Internet Broadens My World -- Interview with a Colleague of D and ZL -- Find the Courage to Face the World -- Interview with Miss Zengzeng Zhao’s Mother -- Interview with Zengzeng Zhao’s co-worker (I) -- Interview with Zengzeng Zhao’s co-worker (II) -- Interview with Zengzeng Zhao’s co-worker (III) -- Interview with Zengzeng Zhao -- Observation of Zengzeng Zhao at work -- A Compilation of Aid Policies for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in Shanghai Mei Liao .
This open access book is unique in presenting the first oral history of individuals with an intellectual disability and their families in China. In this summary volume and the two accompanying volumes that follow, individuals with an intellectual disability tell their life stories, while their family members, teachers, classmates, and co-workers describe their professional, academic, and family relationships. Besides interview transcripts, each volume provides observations and records in real time the daily experiences of people with an intellectual disability. Drawing on the methodologies of sociology and oral history, the summary volume provides an unprecedented account of how people with intellectual disabilities in China understand themselves while also examining pertinent issues of public policy and civil society that have ramifications beyond the field of disability itself.