Disability, Liberation, And Development
The situation of disabled people provides a microcosm of the whole development debate and process. Disabled people are oppressed and marginalised in every country of the world, both North and South. Their lives are constrained by social attitudes which stem from fear and prejudice. By probing these prejudices and studying cases where they have been overcome, we gain an ins...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Oxfam
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should be required reading. Published in 1993 it is the seminal text for raising awareness of the social model of disability. Coleridge sets up the conceptual framework (what the different models are, why the social model is preferred) through a brief introduction and an interview with a blind activist in India. He then teases out the fundamental issues raised in the opening section. Moving on, he selects five case studies (Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, India, Jordan and the occupied territories, and Leba...more