The social model of disability: thirty years on

  title={The social model of disability: thirty years on},
  author={Michael J. Oliver},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={1024 - 1026}
  • M. Oliver
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Sociology
  • Disability & Society
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 do is talk about it. While all this chatter did not matter too much when the economy was booming, now it no longer booms it is proving disastrous for many disabled people whose benefits and services are being severely cut back or removed altogether. In the article I restate my view of what the social… Expand
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