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Exploring Disability: A Sociological Introduction
1. Introduction. 2. Understanding Disability. What a difference a decade makes! Developing a sociological imagination. Comparative and historical perspectives. A tale of two models. SociologicalExpand
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Disability, work, and welfare
This article engages with debates relating to social policy and disabled people’s exclusion from the British labour market. Drawing on recent developments from within the disabled people’s movement,Expand
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Breaking the Mould ? An introduction to doing disability research
Over the last two decades disability activists have established the social model of disability as a comprehensive critique of mainstream academic theories and policy approaches. The disillusionmentExpand
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Disability Culture: Assimilation or Inclusion?
ince the 1970s, a disabled people's movement has become established as a political force worldwide. It has confronted the orthodox view that disability should be defined in terms of individualExpand
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The Development of Direct Payments in the UK: Implications for Social Justice
Direct payments have been heralded by the disability movement as an important means to achieving independent living and hence greater social justice for disabled people through enhanced recognitionExpand
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Independent Futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society
Examining user-led services Traditional approaches: disability policy and the welfare state Disability activism and the struggle for independent living Researching user-led organisations User-ledExpand
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Direct payments: a national survey of direct payments policy and practice
Direct payments give greater control to people assessed as needing social care or support and form a key part of the agenda for the developing social care system. But they also raise many challengesExpand
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Schemes providing support to people using direct payments: a UK survey
This report sets out the main findings from a survey of schemes providing support to direct payment users. The survey represented the combined efforts of three multidisciplinary research teamsExpand
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