About this book
In this absorbing text by a leading writer and respected activist, theory, policy, historical background and personal experience are combined to give readers a rich and illuminating picture of the key issues raised by disability.
In the author's uniquely clear and lively narrative style, the book explores:the practical and political challenges that disablement presents
theoretical understandings of disability
disability law and the realities of policy implementation
key points of contention for the disability movementThis long-awaited new edition of a best-selling text includes new stories from the author's experience, as well as sharply framed debate about
the development of policy over the last decade and a half. Its expansive coverage includes discussion of welfare, rehabilitation, special education and normalization.
This book is core reading for students of social work, nursing, health and applied social science taking modules in disability studies. Michael Oliver was the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK. He is the author of the path-breaking The Politics of Disablement and Social Work with Disabled People (in its third edition, co-authored with Bob Sapey).
Table of Contents
Experiencing and Challenging a Disabling World
Theorizing and Changing a Disabling World
- Understanding Disability
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