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Disability and society : emerging issues and insights / edited by Len Barton.

Contributor(s): Barton, LenMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: New York : Longman, 1996. ISBN: 0582291666DDC classification: 362.4 LOC classification: HV1568 | .D565 1996
Contents:
1. Sociology and disability: some emerging issues / Len Barton -- 2. A sociology of disability or a disablist sociology? / Mike Oliver -- 3. Theories of disability and the origins of the oppression of disabled people in western society / Colin Barnes -- 4. Work, Utopia and impairment / Paul Abberley -- 5. Theorising special educational needs in a changing political climate / Sheila Riddell -- 6. Clauses of conditionality: the 'reasonable' accommodation of language / Roger Slee -- 7. Reflecting on researching disability and higher education / Alan Hurst -- 8. A critique of the role of the traditional charities / Robert F. Drake -- 9. Beyond normalisation but not Utopia / Gillian Fulcher -- 10. Power and prejudice: issues of gender, sexuality and disability / Tom Shakespeare -- 11. The politics of disability identity / Susan Peters -- 12. Sounds of still voices: issues in the use of narrative methods with people who have learning difficulties / Tim Booth.
Summary: Policy and practice in relation to disability have been strongly influenced by medical and psychological ideas and interests. Disability and Society is unique in that it brings a sociological perspective to disability, drawing contributions from the key figures in the field. The contributors, both non-disabled and disabled, share a commitment to the development of a social theory of disability, one which places significance on viewing the material, social conditions and relations of society as disabling. This book is an important contribution to the current and often controversial debate, presenting the reader with a wealth of ideas and insights into the many issues involved, assessing the growth and achievements of sociology in relation to disability and suggesting areas for future development. Disability and Society is essential reading for undergraduate students of disability studies, as well as students taking more traditional courses in social policy, education, health studies and social work. It will also serve as an invaluable reference for activists and campaigners for disabled people and professionals in related fields.
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1. Sociology and disability: some emerging issues / Len Barton -- 2. A sociology of disability or a disablist sociology? / Mike Oliver -- 3. Theories of disability and the origins of the oppression of disabled people in western society / Colin Barnes -- 4. Work, Utopia and impairment / Paul Abberley -- 5. Theorising special educational needs in a changing political climate / Sheila Riddell -- 6. Clauses of conditionality: the 'reasonable' accommodation of language / Roger Slee -- 7. Reflecting on researching disability and higher education / Alan Hurst -- 8. A critique of the role of the traditional charities / Robert F. Drake -- 9. Beyond normalisation but not Utopia / Gillian Fulcher -- 10. Power and prejudice: issues of gender, sexuality and disability / Tom Shakespeare -- 11. The politics of disability identity / Susan Peters -- 12. Sounds of still voices: issues in the use of narrative methods with people who have learning difficulties / Tim Booth.

Policy and practice in relation to disability have been strongly influenced by medical and psychological ideas and interests. Disability and Society is unique in that it brings a sociological perspective to disability, drawing contributions from the key figures in the field. The contributors, both non-disabled and disabled, share a commitment to the development of a social theory of disability, one which places significance on viewing the material, social conditions and relations of society as disabling. This book is an important contribution to the current and often controversial debate, presenting the reader with a wealth of ideas and insights into the many issues involved, assessing the growth and achievements of sociology in relation to disability and suggesting areas for future development. Disability and Society is essential reading for undergraduate students of disability studies, as well as students taking more traditional courses in social policy, education, health studies and social work. It will also serve as an invaluable reference for activists and campaigners for disabled people and professionals in related fields.

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