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Understanding Disability: From Theory to Practice
Introduction PART I: EXPERIENCING AND CHALLENGING A CHANGING WORLD From Personal Struggle to Political Understanding and Back Again Mobility Impairment in a Social Context The Social Model: History,Expand
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Changing the Social Relations of Research Production
ABSTRACT This paper will argue that research on disability has had little influence on policy and made no contribution to improving the lives of disabled people. In fact, up to now the process ofExpand
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The Politics of Disablement
Introduction - Disability Definitions: The Politics of Meaning - The Cultural Production of Impairment and Disability - Disability and the Rise of Capitalism - The Ideological Construction ofExpand
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Social Work with Disabled People
Preface Introduction: Setting the Scene Social Work and Disability: Old and New Directions Impairment, Disability and Research Relationships and Families Independent Living and Personal AssistanceExpand
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Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing Our Future
Foreward by Dr. Colin Barnes, Introduction, Chapter 1. Setting the Scene, Chapter 2. Politics, Policy and Disability, Chapter 3. Disability Organisations and the Political Process, Chapter 4. TheExpand
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For the past fifteen years the social model of disability has been the foundation upon which disabled people have chosen to organise themselves collectively. This has resulted in unparalleled successExpand
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The social model of disability: thirty years on
This year marks exactly 30 years since I published a book introducing the social model of disability onto an unsuspecting world and yet, despite the impact this model has had, all we now seem to doExpand
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The New Politics of Disablement
Introduction PART I: CONCEPTS AND ORIGINS The Importance of Definitions in the Disablility Debate The Origins of Disability Studies The Rise of Disabling Capitalism PART II: REPRESENTATIONS ANDExpand
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The Politics of Disablement: A Sociological Approach
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Social Policy and Disability: Some Theoretical Issues
ABSTRACT This paper suggests that current ways of thinking about disability are inadequate, both theoretically and as a basis for social policy. The main reason for this is that most writers haveExpand
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