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The new politics of disablement

Author: Michael Oliver; Colin Barnes
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents an agenda-setting response to a capitalist society faced with globalisation, financial instability and lower public expenditure. A timely new edition reignites the debate on the nature of disability and reasserts the political power of the academic field of disability studies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Oliver; Colin Barnes
ISBN: 9780333945674 0333945670
OCLC Number: 795354462
Notes: Rev. ed. of: The politics of disablement : a sociological approach / Michael Oliver. 1990.
Description: vii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I Concepts and Origins --
1 The Importance of Definitions in the Disability Debate 11 --
Introduction 11 --
Setting the Scene 13 --
The Importance of Definitions 14 --
Official Definitions of Disability 16 --
Challenging Official Definitions 20 --
Official Responses to this Challenge 24 --
Rethinking Disability Definitions 27 --
Conclusion 31 --
2 The Origins of Disability Studies 32 --
Introduction 32 --
Anthropology and Disability 32 --
Sociology and Disability 39 --
Revisionist Sociology 41 --
Alternative Sociology and Disability 43 --
Developing a Social Theory of Disablement 48 --
Conclusion 51 --
3 The Rise of Disabling Capitalism 52 --
Introduction 52 --
Creating Disability 53 --
Constructing Disability 57 --
The State and Disability 60 --
Defining and Dealing with Disability 61 --
Disability in the Twentieth Century 65 --
Explaining Disability Responses 67 --
Rationalizing Disability 70 --
Conclusion 72 --
Part II Representations and Discourses --
4 Ideology and the Disabled Individual 77 --
Introduction 77 --
Ideology and the Individual 77 --
Individualism and Disability 79 --
The Ideological Exclusion of Disabled Individuals 82 --
The Medicalization of Disability 83 --
The Medicalization of Everyday Life 86 --
The Normalizing Society 88 --
Normality and Eugenics 92 --
Conclusion 96 --
5 Constructing Disabled Identities 98 --
Introduction 98 --
Culture, Impairment and Disability 100 --
Disabling Imagery in Recent History 102 --
Resisting Disabling Imagery 104 --
Poverty Inequality and Identity 107 --
Disabling Culture and Identity Formation 110 --
Social Divisions and Identity 112 --
Conclusion 117 --
6 Creating the Disability Problem 119 --
Introduction 119 --
Defining the Disability Problem 120 --
Disabling Social Policies 121 --
Reconstructing the Disability Problem 123 --
Creating the Disability Problem 125 --
The Idea of Dependency 126 --
Creating Economic Dependency 128 --
Legislating for Dependency 131 --
Promoting Dependency in Practice 133 --
Internalizing Dependency 137 --
Conclusion 139 --
Part III Agendas and Actions --
7 Dealing with the Disabling Society 143 --
Introduction 143 --
Capitalism in Crisis 144 --
Tackling the Crisis-the Market 147 --
Tackling the Crisis-Rights 148 --
Tackling the Crisis-Politics 154 --
Tackling the Crisis-Internationalism 157 --
Conclusion 159 --
8 Resisting the Disabling Society 161 --
Introduction 161 --
Transformation or Resistance 162 --
The Social Model 164 --
Independent Living 165 --
Disabling Corporatism 169 --
Identity Politics 171 --
New Social Movements 172 --
Conclusion 175 --
9 Doing Disability Studies 177 --
Introduction 177 --
Disciplining Disability Studies 177 --
Locating Disability Studies 178 --
Debating Disability Studies 179 --
Politicizing Disability Studies 182 --
Rescuing Disability Studies: The Wind is Still Blowing 184.
Responsibility: by Michael Oliver, Colin Barnes.

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