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Author: Colin Barnes; G Mercer
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Malden, MA, USA : Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
Series: Key concepts (Polity Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This will be essential reading for those studying sociology, social policy, social work, health studies, disability studies, and those in the therapy and nursing professions."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Barnes; G Mercer
ISBN: 0745625088 0745625096 9780745625089 9780745625096
OCLC Number: 49773720
Description: vi, 186 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Disability: a choice of models --
Disabling societies: domination and oppression --
Social oppression: patterns and social divisions --
Impairment, disability and the body --
Culture, media and representation --
The politics of disability: breaking down the barriers? --
Disability and development: global perspectives.
Series Title: Key concepts (Polity Press)
Responsibility: Colin Barnes and Geof Mercer.

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