The Politics of Disablement: A Sociological Approach
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The Politics of Disablement: A Sociological Approach

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This book, by an author who is himself disabled, looks at the individualised and medicalised views of disability and describes the way they have been produced in capitalist society. Further, it then analyses the possibilities for achieving political change within this current era of late capitalism and the significance of the emergent disability movement as part of this pr...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published March 15th 1997 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published August 1st 1990)
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Tara Brabazon
This is the best book I have read that works through how disability is defined, constituted and perpetuated. Published in 1990, the text has not dated except with regard to the treatment of indigenous people as case studies in the book. There are some uncomfortable moments where Oliver cites examples of 'disability' from indigenous communities that are disconnected from contextual, historical and political concerns.

However as a key text to understand disability as an ideology rather than a seemi...more
Ginny
I recommend this book! I had to return it and haven't been able to get back to it to finish, but hope to in future. I think it would be a great book for an Inclusive Excellence discussion.
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