Reading List

 

Of direct and tangential interest:

  • The Birth of the Clinic, Michel Foucault, 1963
  • The Poetics of Space – Gaston Bachelard, 1958
  • Reading the Mind in Films – Ofer Golan, Simon Baron-Cohen, Jacqueline J. Hill, and Yael Golan from the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University
  • Neuroscience, Art and Consciousness, Ross Mellick (paper)
  • Art and the Brain by Semir Zeki, Dept. Cognitive Neurology, UCL (in which he states that ‘the overall function of art is an extension of the function of the brain').
  • Consciousness, Art and the Brain: Lessons from Marcel Proust. Russell Epstein, 2002
  • Materialism and Qualia: The Explanatory Gap, Joseph Levine 1983 (in which Levine proposes the Latin term Qualia as a key term in consciousness studies, meaning the specific nature of our subjective experience of the world).
  • Consciousness and the Novel, David Lodge, 2002
  • Mental Handicap and the Human Condition: New Approaches from the Tavistock. Valerie Sinason, 1992
  • Joseph Beuys in America: Energy Plan for the Western Man, Joseph Beuys, 1993
  • The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering, Michael J. Sandel, 2007
  • George and Sam, Charlotte Moore, 2004
  • Rethinking Life and Death, The Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics, Peter Singer, 1995
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari, 2011
  • Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit, 2004
  • Disability Politics and Theory, A.J. Withers, 1979

Policy Papers

  • Department of Health (2007) – Modernising Adult Social Care – What’s Working, London
  • Dowling, S, Manthorpe, J and Cowley, S (2006) – Person centred planning in social care, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Marchant R, et al (2006) The Social Care Needs of Children with Complex Health Care Needs, Hove: Triangle
  • Rettie, R (2003) ‘Connectedness, Awareness and Social Presence’. Paper presented at Presence 2003, Aalborg University. Kingston University
  • Sanderson, H (2000) Person Centred Planning: Key Features and Approaches York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Improving the life Chances of Disabled People – Prime Ministers Strategy Uni Joint Report, 2005
  • Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century – Department of Health white paper, 2001
  • Valuing People Now: From progress to transformation – Department of Health, 2007
  • Aiming High for Disabled Children: Better Support for Families- HM Treasury and the Department for Education and Skills, 2007
  • The Human Rights Act- 1998
  • A Life Like Any Other? Human Rights of Adults with Learning Disabilities- Joint Committee on Human Rights, 2008
  • Transforming Care, Department of Health, 2012
  • National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care- Department of Health, 2012
  • Death by Indifference- Mencap, 2007