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Translation rights deal struck with Korean publishers

Nobel Prize for Literature image,used for expert comment Tuesday 15 November 2016

A five-year translation rights deal has been agreed with Hakjisa Publishers in Korea for the book Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability: Perspectives from historical, cultural, and educational studies.

First published in the UK and the USA in 2014, as part of the Routledge Advances in Disability Studies book series, the book is edited by Associate Professor in Disability and Education Dr David Bolt.  

On account of its international success, in addition to the original electronic and hardback versions, the book was republished in a more affordable paperback edition in 2016.

It was launched at an event held at Hope and is based on the internationally recognised Centre for Culture and Disability Studies Seminar Series.

The launch was attended by international scholars such as the respondent Professor Robert McRuer; external contributors including Dr Alex Tankard, Dr Emmeline Burdett, Dr Pauline Eyre, and Dr Sue Smith; and Hope contributors Dr Owen Barden, Dr Marie Caslin, Dr Alan Hodkinson, and Dr Claire Penketh.

The book’s Facebook page is very popular and positive reviews have been published by Murphy, CHOICE (2015); Peters, JLCDS (2015); Collis, Disability & Society (2016); and Verstraete, H-Disability, H-Net Reviews (2016).

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