Disability and Society: Emerging Issues and Insights
Longman, 1996 - Sociology of Disability - 265 pages
Policy and practice in relation to disability have been strongly influenced by medical and psychological ideas and interests. Disability and Society is unique in that it brings a sociological perspective to disability, drawing contributions from the key figures in the field. The contributors, both non-disabled and disabled, share a commitment to the development of a social theory of disability, one which places significance on viewing the material, social conditions and relations of society as disabling. This book is an important contribution to the current and often controversial debate, presenting the reader with a wealth of ideas and insights into the many issues involved, assessing the growth and achievements of sociology in relation to disability and suggesting areas for future development. Disability and Society is essential reading for undergraduate students of disability studies, as well as students taking more traditional courses in social policy, education, health studies and social work. It will also serve as an invaluable reference for activists and campaigners for disabled people and professionals in related fields.
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PART ONE Theoretical Developments
A sociology of disability or a disablist sociology?
Theories of disability and the origins of
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Abberley abuse agencies analysis approach argues Barnes Barton challenge concerned context critical pedagogy cultural deviance disability identity disability movement disability rights movement disabled people's disabled students disabled women discourse discrimination dominant economic emancipatory empowerment essentialist example experience of disability Falmer feminism feminist Finkelstein focus Fulcher Greater Manchester groups Handicap & Society Hevey higher education human ideas impairment individual institutions integration involved issues Jenny Morris learning difficulties London mainstream materialist medical model model of disability Morris narrative research non-disabled Oliver oppression of disabled organisations parents participation particular peer workers perspective physical politics of disability post-modernism practices problem production professional questions recognise relations relationship role Routledge schools sexual Sheffield Hallam University social model social movement social theory sociological imagination sociologists sociology special educational needs stories structures struggle theory of disability traditional charities transformation University Utopia voluntary whilst