The College at Brockport is very proud to showcase our faculty authors in Brockport Bookshelf, a gallery within our institutional repository, Digital Commons @Brockport. The Bookshelf features books and videos published by the faculty and professionals (both current and former) of The College at Brockport. It also includes items that have contributions by our authors: chapters, articles, essays, short stories, poems, or plays.
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Sports, Fitness, and Motor Activites for Children With Disabilities : A Comprehensive Resource Guide fo Parents and Educators
Rocco Aiello, Cathy Houston-Wilson, Lauren J. Lieberman, Amaury Samalot-Rivera, Justin A. Haegele, Matthew Mescall, and Garth Tymeson
Edited by Rocco A. Aiello, College at Brockport alumnus.
Includes a chapter written by college at Brockport faculty member Cathy Houston-Wilson: Early childhood development.
Includes a chapter co-written by two College at Brockport faculty members: Lauren J. Lieberman and Amaury Samalot-Rivera: Community programs.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport alumni Justin A. Haegele and Matthew Mescall: Parents/guardians role and responsibilities.
Includes a chapter co-written by College at Brockport alumnus Garth Tymeson: What every parent should know about equal rights for students with disabilities participating in interscholastic athletics and sport.
Chapters written or co-written by Rocco Aiello are: Increased physical activity for children with disabilities ; and: Utilizing instructional strategies for increased participation in school and community programs.
This book is intended to provide guidance to parents, guardians, educators, and community recreation professionals regarding the importance of increased physical activity beyond the school day for children with disabilities. [It] starts off by discussing early childhood development specific to children with disabilities and places emphasis on parents’ roles as their advocate in school and community sports, recreational, and leisure programs.
The book highlights the legal rights of a parent, their child’s rights, and the equal rights that a child with a disability has when participating in interscholastic athletics and sports. Emphasis is placed on public laws that mandate educational opportunities for children with disabilities along with recent legislative updates regarding extracurricular school based activity. Finally, readers will learn how a child with a disability can be educated utilizing a variety of instructional strategies that can be helpful in the classroom and community setting. This book offers practical information on suggested activities, adaptations, and general considerations when teaching a child with a disability.
The book’s appendices offers a wide variety of resources ranging from sports organizations and resources from around the country along with modifications and adaptations of a variety of sports a child with a disability can participate in.
Eileen L. Daniel Editor
Edited by Eileen L. Daniel, College at Brockport faculty member.
"...provides students with up-to-date and accurate information on major health issues, teaching them the skills needed to become informed consumers."--Publisher
The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. Each Annual Editions volume has a number of features designed to make them especially valuable for classroom use; including a brief overview for each unit, as well as Learning Outcomes, Critical Thinking questions, and Internet References to accompany each article. Go to the McGraw-Hill Create™ Annual Editions Article Collection at http://www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/annualeditions to browse the entire collection.-- Publisher
Eileen L. Daniel
By Eileen L. Daniel, College at Brockport faculty member.
"There are no absolute answers to many questions regarding health and wellness issues. Moral questions, controversial concerns, and individual perceptions of health matters all can create opposing views ... This book will introduce you to many ongoing controversies on a variety of sensitive and complex health-related topics. In order to have a good grasp of one's own viewpoint, it is necessary to be familiar with and understand the points made by the opposition."--Introduction.
The Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create(TM) includes current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This Collection contains a multitude of current and classic issues to enhance and customize your course. You can browse the entire Taking Sides Collection on Create (http://www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/takingsides), or you can search there by topic, author, or keywords. Each Taking Sides issues is thoughtfully framed with "Learning Outcomes, " an "Issue Summary, " an "Introduction, " and an "Exploring the Issue" section featuring "Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, " and "Additional Resources" and "Internet References." On the website, you can select individual Taking Sides issues to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Daniel: Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Health and Society, 12/e ExpressBook for an easy, pre-built teaching resource. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each Taking Sides volume. "Using Taking Sides in the Classroom" is also an excellent instructor resource.
By Carl Davila, College at Brockport faculty member.
In this unique edition, Carl Davila takes an original approach to the texts of the modern Moroccan Andalusian music tradition. This volume offers a literary-critical analysis and English translation of the texts of this nūba, studies their linguistic and thematic features, and compares them with key manuscripts and published anthologies. Four introductory chapters and four appendices discuss the role of orality in the tradition and the manuscripts that lie behind the print anthologies. Two supplements cross-reference key poetic images in English and Arabic, and provide information on known authors of the texts. This groundbreaking contribution will interest scholars and students of pre-modern Arabic poetry, muwashshaḥāt, Andalusian music traditions, Arabic Studies, orality, and sociolinguistics.
C. J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges
[Edited] by C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges, College at Brockport faculty member.
"...a comprehensive and contemporary reader for the growing field of men's and masculinities studies. It takes a conceptual approach by covering the wide range of scholarship being done on masculinities beyond the model of hegemonic masculinity. C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges extend the boundaries of the field and provide a new framework for understanding masculinities studies. Rather than taking a topics-based approach to masculinity, Exploring Masculinities offers an innovative conceptual approach that enables students to study a given phenomenon from a variety of perspectives. It divides up the field in ways that provide accessible introductions to complex debates and key intra- and interdisciplinary distinctions. The book provides a portable set of conceptual tools on which scholars and students can rely to analyze masculinities in different contexts, time periods, and embodiments."--Back cover
Seth N. Asumah and John Karefah. Marah
Edited by Seth N. Asumah & John K. Marah (College at Brockport faculty member).
Includes two chapters by John K. Marah: Helping African American minorities do well in school ; and: Teaching Africa through African literature.
"...reflects a wide variety of topics regarding Africana Studies and addresses how Africana Studies are affected by a changing global “village.” The readings contribute a critical study of African people from many different points of view, each important in their own right.
Resulting from a collaborative effort at 39th Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association (NYASA), selected readings ... were judged by: criticality, substance, pertinence, eclecticism, and transformative conceptualizations.
... includes: Various points of view, from college administrators to social scientists to the general student population ; Shows the evolution of Africana Studies from various backgrounds and terms ; Questions the nature of Africana Studies in modern times amongst modern issues."-- Publisher
Richard Bailey, Margaret Talbot, and Cesar R. Torres
Edited by Richard Bailey and Margaret Talbot.
Includes a chapter co-authored by College at Brockport faculty member Cesar R. Torres: More fulfilling lives through sport : an intersubjective justification for balancing elite sport and sport-for-all.
Sport is often perceived as being divided into two separate domains: mass participation and elite . In many countries, policy and funding in these two fields are managed by separate agencies, and investment is often seen as a choice between the two. Elite Sport and Sport-for-All explores the points of connection and sources of tension between elite and mass participation sport. The book’s multi-disciplinary and international line-up of contributors seeks to define, examine, and develop solutions to this problematic relationship.
Drawing on research and case studies from around the world―with examples from Denmark, Canada, South Africa and Israel―the book explores key contemporary issues including: does effective talent identification require depth of participation? ; do elite performances inspire greater participation? ; the role of the Paralympic movement in mass participation and elite sport ; and the economic aspects of their co-existence.
The first study of its kind, Elite Sport and Sport-for-All addresses a central dichotomy in sport policy and, as such, is important reading for all students, researchers, policy-makers or administrators working in sport development and policy.
Laura Dumuhosky, Kim Myers, Wendy S. Prince, Emily Goldsmith, and Mary Jo Orzech
Compiled by College at Brockport faculty member Laura Dumuhosky, and Professional staff members Kim Myers and Wendy Prince, with assistance from Library student staff member Emily Goldsmith. Foreward by Drake Library Director, Mary Jo Orzech.
"... [a bibliography that] represents over 500 publications from the faculty and staff of The College at Brockport during 2010-2014.... is not exhaustive, but is intended as a representative sample..."
Pensando la Educación Física Como Área de Conocimiento : Problematizaciones Pedagógicas del Sujeto y el Cuerpo
Adrián Ferreria and Cesar R. Torres
Compiled by Adrián Ferreira.
Includes a chapter co-authored by College at Brockport faculty member César Torres: El Equipo justo..
Pensando la Educación Física como área de conocimiento ha sido producto de las investigaciones, artículos y ponencias presentadas en las Conferencias Académicas -- del período 2013-2015 -- producidas por el Seminario Permanente de Investigación del Laboratorio de Investigaciones Pedagógicas de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, del ISEF Nº 1 "Dr. Enrique Romero Brest". El texto se dirige a los estudiantes, profesores, licenciados e investigadores de Educación Física así como a todo actor de la cultura corporal del movimiento. Ellibro presenta una pluralidad y diversidad de producciones que relacionan a la educación, la Educación Física y el sujeto, reconociendo dos de sus propiedades o aspectos distintivos: la diferencia y la singularidad. Compone un colectivo de enfoques y perspectivas que incluyen y se involucran con problematizaciones pedagógicas y abordajes epistémicos del campo disciplinar de la Educación Física. En tal sentido, aspira a priorizar preguntas que pueden ser pensadas desde múltiples dimensiones, fundamentalmente, a partir del análisis del sujeto y el cuerpo en los discursos y las prácticas de la formación docente en Educación Física. A lo largo de sus veinticuatro artículos, producidos por docentes, académicos e investigadores reconocidos nacional e internacionalmente, mantiene un grado de complejidad como también de consistencia e inconformismo creativo en el camino de indagar y abordar nuevas preguntas y problemas. Pretende así responder al interés en ampliar las miradas sobre el pensar en movimiento, desde la indagación permanente, hacia nuevas teorizaciones. Quienes transitan el estudio, la profesión o la investigación del campo de la Educación Física, aun desde distintas ópticas e intereses, encontrarán en esta obra artículos de su genuino interés, elaborados con el objetivo de que el lector pueda, en su práctica, dar cuenta y reformular lo construido.
by Elizabeth Heavey., College at Brockport faculty member.
Designed in accordance with the Conversation Theory of Gordon Pask and presents the complicated topic of statistics in an understandable manner for entry level nurses. The underlying principle of this design is to give students the opportunity to practice statistics while they learn statistics. The text accomplishes this through the inclusion of relevant clinical examples followed by end of chapter application exercises. The Second Edition focuses on topics around Nursing Practice and was selected based on a review of the current statistical techniques used most frequently in nursing literature. The top ten statistical techniques used throughout nursing are covered very clearly in the text and without any irrelevant complicating concepts. This text meets the needs of both undergraduate nursing research students who need to learn how to critically analyze literature as well as graduate DNP students who must also be familiar with statistics for nursing in accordance with the rigor of the DNP program.
Alisa James and Mara Manson
By Alisa James (College at Brockport faculty member) and Mara Manson.
"...a book that is intended to facilitate the understanding and application of the ELA Common Core State Standards for both inservice and preservice physical education teachers. The book includes chapters that detail what the ELA Common Core State Standards are as well as how to implement and assess them in physical education. Features of the book include several examples of how to link the ELA Common Core State Standards to both the national physical education standards and the national grade level outcomes for physical education. In addition, two chapters provide descriptions of specific activities that align with the ELA Common Core State Standards. Today in education, physical education teachers are being required to support literacy through teaching physical education content. "--Publisher
Timothy Willem Jones, Lucinda Matthews-Jones, and Candace Hoffman-Hussain
Edited by Timothy Willem-Jones and Lucinda Matthews-Jones.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport alumna and former adjunct lecturer Candace Hoffman-Hussain: Interfaith Home Decorating : An Exploration of Religiosity and Home Artefacts within British Interfaith Hybrid Coupledom.
This volume contributes towards to developments in the study of religion that illuminate the plural nature of religious change in modern Britain. It makes a critical intervention in British studies of religion by bringing the analytical insights of material culture, to bear on religion in the British World.
By Nancy Kress, College at Brockport alumna and former faculty member.
Nancy Kress, winner of multiple awards for her science fiction and fantasy, ranges through space and time in this stunning collection. Anne Boleyn is snatched from her time stream--with unexpected consequences for two worlds. A far-future spaceship brings religion to a planet that already harbors shocking natives. People genetically engineered to never need to sleep clash with those who do. A scientific expedition to the center of the galaxy discovers more than anyone bargained for. A woman finds that ''people like us'' does not mean what she thinks it does.
Praised for both her hard SF and her complex characters, Nancy Kress brings a unique viewpoint to twenty-one stories, the best of a long and varied career that has won her five Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
Mike McNamee, William J. Morgan, and R. Scott (Robert Scott) Kretchmar
Edited by Mike McNamee and William J. Morgan.
Includes chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member R. Scott "Dedicated to Warren Fraleigh, in gratitude for his monumental contribution to the founding and development of the philosophy of sport."--page [v]
"... a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric. The book explores the ways in which an understanding of philosophy can inform our understanding of important prevailing issues in sport. Edited by two of the most significant figures in the development of the philosophy of sport, Mike McNamee and Bill Morgan, and with contributions from many of the world’s leading sport philosophers, this is an invaluable companion reference volume for any course in the social scientific study of sport, and an essential addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of the philosophy and/or ethics of sport."--Back cover
Robert L. Simon, Cesar R. Torres, and Peter F. Hager
By Robert L. Simon, Cesar R. Torres (College at Brockport faculty member), Peter F. Hager (College at Brockport faculty member).
Includes a short discussion of the view of Scott Kretchmar (former College at Brockport faculty member) on pages 5-53.
Addressing both collegiate and professional sports, the updated edition of Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport explores the ethical presuppositions of competitive athletics and their connection both to ethical theory and to concrete moral dilemmas that arise in actual athletic competition. This fourth edition has been updated with new examples, including a discussion of Spygate by the New England Patriots and recent discoveries on the use of performance enhancing drugs by top athletes. Two additional authors, Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager, bring to this edition a discussion of the moral issues involved in youth sports and the ethics of being a fan, as well as a fresh perspective on the theories of broad internalism and the quest for excellence. Furthermore, major criticisms of broad internalism by philosophers William J. Morgan and Scott Kretchmar add a new dimension to the discussion on the moral foundations of winning.
By James Spiller, College at Brockport Assistant Provost and faculty member.
"Space and Antarctic exploration were the most dramatic endeavors of the Cold War. Employing the latest science and technology to explore the remaining frontiers, these programs were designed to stimulate an American century of freedom and prosperity for humankind. However, these programs came to represent distinctive aspects of the ideal U.S. leadership of the 'Free World.' Frontiers for the American Century : Outer Space, Antarctica, and Cold War Nationalism by James Spiller explores the cultural politics, nationalism, and history that led these programs to different paths of celestial pioneering and environmental guardianship"
By Angela Thompsell, College at Brockport faculty member.
"Big game hunting was an iconic activity in British colonial Africa that has long been associated with the celebration of rugged, white manhood and imperial dominance over African people and landscapes. On the ground, however, the pursuit of game could look quite different. This book recovers the multiplicity of meanings and experiences embedded in colonial hunting by examining how African people leveraged British hunters' dependence on their labor and knowledge to direct the economic and social impacts of imperial hunting, and how they integrated it into African systems and networks. In addition, this book examines the experience and representation of British women hunters. By analyzing hunting as it was practised on the ground and represented in Britain by a broad range of actors, Hunting Africa sheds new light on the gendering of imperial hunting, the power it symbolized, and the image of Africa promoted through it."--Back cover
Anne M. Bartol and Curt R. Bartol
By Curt R. Bartol, and Anne M. Bartol (former College at Brockport faculty member).
Accurate, researched-based, contemporary, and comprehensive: Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach, Tenth Edition, builds on the excellence established in previous editions. The text offers a detailed look at crime, what may lead to it, and how criminal behavior may be prevented, all from a psychological perspective. Focusing on serious crimes, particularly those involving violence, Criminal Behavior offers a comprehensive look at this complex field with effective and engaging material that has been classroom-tested for over thirty years.
Etzel Cardena, Stephen Jay Lynn, Stanley Krippner, and Stuart Appelle
Edited by Etzel Cardena, Steven Jay Lynn, and Stanley Krippner.
Includes a chapter co-authored by former College at Brockport faculty member Stuart Appelle: Alien abduction experiences.
"In this revised and thoroughly updated edition of their classic text, the editors have invited experts to provide definitive reviews and analyses of a wide range of anomalous experiences, from commonly documented sensations and perceptions like synesthesia, lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences, and auditory and visual hallucinations, to rarer and more seemingly inexplicable experiences such as anomalous healing, past-lives, near-death, mystical experiences, and even alien abductions ... The book makes a compelling case for the inclusion of these marginalized and under-recognized experiences as not merely incidental, but essential to our understanding of human psychology."--Publisher's description
Joseph L. Chesebro
By Joseph L. Chesebro, College at Brockport faculty member.
"This text prepares future professionals for success in the workplace through identifying interpersonal communication skills and strategies and exploring when, how, and why to use them. Informed by academic research, professional literature, and author Joseph L. Chesebro's own experiences, the text explores and demonstrates the skills that have facilitated Chesebro's own students to find work and to succeed in their professional lives. Offering a very practical focus on such topics as handling conflict and giving dynamic presentations, Professional Communication at Work also covers essential interpersonal communication skills that are often not discussed, such as: Using networking when job hunting; Earning a good reputation as a new employee Using storytelling and questioning more often Developing coaching relationships with the best senior employees in our workplace, Practicing and developing new skills on our own, and Using workplace politics in a positive and constructive way to accomplish our goals. Utilizing the approach of a supportive communication coach, this text will help readers gain a variety of practical communication strategies they can apply to contribute to success in their own careers"--Publisher
Melchor De Guzman, Aiedeo Mintie Das, and Dilip K. Das
Edited by: Melchor C. de Guzman (The College at Brockport faculty member), Aiedeo Mintie Das, Dilip K. Das.
Each year, the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) holds a global conference for police scholars and practitioners to exchange information about the latest trends in police practice and research. Drawn from recent proceedings, The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and Insights explores major policing initiatives and evolutions across the globe and presents practical insights on how police are retooling their profession.
With insight from both police practitioners and scholars, the book covers a range of topics, including: The trends in evolving police roles among democratic and democratizing states in pursuit of improved policing models ; The impact and implementation of the currently dominant philosophy of community-oriented policing ; Innovations occurring in police training and personnel management ; Police operations and issues relating to ethics, technology, investigations, and public relations ; Challenges to police practices, such as terrorism, decentralization, and the policing of indigenous and special population groups.
A survey of the evolving roles and practices in policing across the world, the book is written in a style accessible to a wide audience. The expert insight will assist scholars in seeking directions for their current research endeavors while at the same time enabling practitioners to implement new programs or fine-tune their current practices.
Marcie N. Desrochers and Moira Fallon
By Marcie Desrochers, Moira Fallon, College at Brockport faculty members.
"Instruction in Functional Assessment introduces learners to functional assessment (FA), which includes a variety of assessment approaches (indirect, observational, and experimental) for identifying the cause of an individual's challenging behavior for the purpose of designing effective treatments. FA is mandated by federal law and is a recognized empirically based approach to treatment of individuals with challenging behaviors (e.g., disruptive, self-injurious, and aggressive behaviors). Instruction in FA is essential for students who will one day enter professions as educators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, or mental health professionals. The purpose of this textbook is to provide instruction in FA skills for pre-professionals in the fields of education and psychology. This supplemental resource provides the context, background, and knowledge to facilitate students' acquisition of the methods, decision-making, and skills involved in conducting FA. Each chapter begins with focus questions designed to promote reflective thinking and ends with discussion questions. To promote application of FA in diverse situations and teach important lessons, case studies of individuals with challenging behaviors, interactive activities, and opportunities for practice are embedded in the chapters. Moreover, the text includes the ingredients to facilitate students' role play and rehearsal of appropriate FA skills while working in cooperative groups and using performance-based training"
Kathleen Hardesty Doig, Felicia Sturzer, and Morag Martin
Edited by Kathleen Hardesty Doig and Felicia Berger Sturzer.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Morag Martin: 'Augustine Debaralle, insensée, folle, charlatane, et enfin tout ce qu'il vous plaira': A Female Healer's Struggle for Medical Recognition in Napoleonic France.
Based on encyclopedias, medical journals, historical, and literary sources, this collection of interdisciplinary essays focuses on the intersection of women, gender, and disease in England and France. Diverse critical perspectives highlight contributions women made to the scientific and medical communities of the eighteenth century. In spite of obstacles encountered in spaces dominated by men, women became midwives, and wrote self-help manuals on women's health, hygiene, and domestic economy. Excluded from universities, they nevertheless contributed significantly to such fields as anatomy, botany, medicine, and public health. Enlightenment perspectives on the nature of the female body, childbirth, diseases specific to women, "gender," sex, "masculinity" and "femininity," adolescence, and sexual differentiation inform close readings of English and French literary texts. Treatises by Montpellier vitalists influenced intellectuals and physicians such as Nicolas Chambon, Pierre Cabanis, Jacques-Louis Moreau de la Sarthe, Jules-Joseph Virey, and Theophile de Bordeu. They impacted the exchange of letters and production of literary works by Julie de Lespinasse, Francoise de Graffigny, Nicolas Chamfort, Mary Astell, Frances Burney, Lawrence Sterne, Eliza Haywood, and Daniel Defoe. In our post-modern era, these essays raise important questions regarding women as subjects, objects, and readers of the philosophical, medical, and historical discourses that framed the project of enlightenment."
Robert J. Gemmett
Edited by Robert J. Gemmett, College at Brockport Faculty emeritus.
This collection of over 350 letters written by William Beckford to his bookseller George Clarke over the years 1830 to 1834, gives a vivid picture of the insatiable connoisseur in the act of gathering the books and prints that ultimately became part of the library of the Duke of Hamilton, sold in 1882. This correspondence, with the addition of Clarke’s own letters to Beckford, constitutes the most complete documentary record of Beckford’s collecting habits and literary pursuits in existence. They are significant as historical documents that guide the reader into the golden age of the London book trade with its array of wealthy collectors, publishing houses, auction firms, book and print dealers. They also shed light on the negotiations with the publisher Richard Bentley for the publication of Italy; with Sketches of Spain and Portugal and trace the anxiety Beckford experienced in his fruitless efforts to sell the Episodes of Vathek. The editor’s explanatory notes are comprehensive, revealing Beckford’s enthusiasms and the fury of his attack against competitors in the field. The Consummate Collector will be warmly received by bibliophiles, historians, and readers interested in one of the most fascinating men of his time.
Christine Hedges, Barbara Williams, and Elizabeth Heavey
By Christine Hedges and Barbara Williams.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Elizabeth Heavey: Analyzing your results.
Covers everything from formulating a hypothesis to the legal and ethical issues involved in performing and funding a research study. Providing a user-friendly approach to research, authors Christine Hedges and Barbara Williams brings together a team who bridges the gaps between academic learning and research in a clinical setting using learning elements such as question and answer sections, sample protocols and frameworks, data collection and measurement examples, and so much more.
Kenneth J. Herrmann
By Kenneth J. Herrmann, College at Brockport faculty member.
"The author's fifty years of practice in social work and child welfare have resulted in this examination and critique of America's treatment of childhood. This advances a radical approach to ensuring the needs of children, an approach based in social justice and human rights."
David A. Kendall
By David A. Kendall, former College at Brockport faculty member.
"How often have you regretted your failure to engage the elder generations of your family for information about their lives and memories? How many times have you wanted just one more hour with a deceased relative who could answer that one burning question that you suddenly thought about, and that no one else can answer? Perhaps you remember a time when an older acquaintance wanted to share with you some stories about "the good old days," but you couldn't be bothered. Most of us have had regrets like these, as will our descendants - unless we seek to record and preserve some stories for their use. Whether our stories are short and simple or long and complex matters not, but these stories will become part of their heritage and can certainly influence their lives. Though our contributions may not be recognized for decades, our lives matter to future generations and our stories should be told. The rest is up to each of us."--Back cover
Lauren J. Lieberman, Linda H. Snell, Luz M. Cruz, and Phoebe Brown
Edited by Lauren J. Lieberman, Linda Snell (both College at Brockport faculty members), Luz M. Cruz (College at Brockport emeritus faculty member), Phoebe Brown.
"The Journey to Wholeness book will literally take the reader on a journey into the diverse lives of 13 women with disabilities. This is a one of a kind book as there is no other compilation of women’s voices like this one. These women come from different backgrounds, experience different barriers and triumphs, and find joys in many unexpected places. Their disabilities range from Deafness, to MS, to Fibromyalgia to visual impairments, to rheumatoid arthritis and spina bifida. Some are born with their disabilities, some acquire theirs quickly or progressively over time. Some continue working, and some do not work after their disability is diagnosed. Some have children and some do not. Some are religious and some find spirituality in the outdoors, or by volunteering. One thing for sure is that these women are brutally honest, sincere and resilient.
The reader is asked to take this ride with the contributors and learn that people with disabilities do not want to be pitied, or excluded. Disability can be a pathway to new opportunities, friendships, leadership opportunities, hobbies, and experiences. Disability requires a new way of thinking, but can be navigated and embraced when the woman see the possibilities and opportunities that they create."--Publisher