The Politics of Disablement: A Sociological Approach

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Palgrave Macmillan, 1990 - Philosophy - 152 pages
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This book, by an author who is himself disabled, looks at the individualised and medicalised views of disability and describes the way they have been produced in capitalist society. Further, it then analyses the possibilities for achieving political change within this current era of late capitalism and the significance of the emergent disability movement as part of this process of change.

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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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