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Study Questions: Chapter 12

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1. What did Irving K. Zola contribute to the sociology of disability?

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2. What is the medical model of disability? What are some of the critiques of this model?

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3. What is critical disability theory and why do these theorists make a distinction between “natural impairments” and “disability”?

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4. What components characterize Deaf culture and how is Deafness different from deafness?

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5. What is the relationship between gender and disability?

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