The anti‐social model of disability

  title={The anti‐social model of disability},
  author={Guy Dewsbury * and Karen Clarke and Dave W. Randall and Mark Rouncefield and Ian Sommerville},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={145 - 158}
Social theories are usually developed to enable a clearer understanding of a situation or problem. The ‘Social Model’ in various forms is currently the dominant model for researching disability, addressing disability from within a socio‐political framework that draws substantially on a ‘social constructionist’ perspective. This article critiques some of the core sociological assumptions of the Social Model, questioning what ‘work’ this kind of theory does in informing a set of practical… 
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