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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The New Politics of Disablement

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780333945674
Publication Date May 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Disability luminary Mike Oliver is joined by Colin Barnes in this agenda-setting response to a capitalist society faced with globalisation, financial instability and lower public expenditure. A timely new edition which reignites the debate on the nature of disability and reasserts the political power of the academic field of disability studies.

MICHAEL OLIVERwas the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK.
COLIN BARNES Professor of Disability and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK.

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 AND DISCOURSES Ideology and the Disabled Individual
Constructing Disabled Identities
Creating the Disability Problem
PART III: AGENDAS AND ACTIONS Dealing with Disabling Society
Resisting the Disabling Society
Doing Disability Studies.


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