Disability Rights and Wrongs
Over the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model theory has reached a dead end.
Drawing on a critical realist perspective, Shakespeare promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include:
This stimulating and accessible book challenges orthodoxies in British disability studies, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
A multilayered account that takes on classic Disability Discourses and subjects them to analysis in every area. Initial response but need to do proper review. Glover, Lukes, Shakespeare [Tom:] and Kinsella all in one week! a grand total of 1,100 pages exceeding best goal of 900 pages. 3 academic books to 1 novel.
Review: Disability Rights and WrongsUser Review - Goodreads
This is an essential book for those who are interested in disability studies. Shakespeare provides a three section book that deals with conceptualising disability, disability and bioethics and the social relations of disability.