The Politics of Disablement: A Sociological Approach

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Palgrave Macmillan, 1990 - Philosophy - 152 pages
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This work discusses whether the dominant perceptions of disability in industrial society, as an individual and as a medical problem, are universal. Using cross-cultural evidence, the author links the roots of individualization and medicalization to the rise of capitalism and considers alternative perceptions of disability and their implications for both political activity and social policy.

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I recommend this book! I had to return it and haven't been able to get back to it to finish, but hope to in future. I think it would be a great book for an Inclusive Excellence discussion. Read full review

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Michael Oliver was the first, and only, Professor of Disability Studies in the UK, at University of Greenwich, until he retired. He is Chair of the Research Advisory Group of the British Council of Disabled People, and Executive Editor of "Disability and Society," Bob Sapey is Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Science at Lancaster University.

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