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The Politics of Disablement By Michael Oliver

The Politics of Disablement by Michael Oliver

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Summary

This work discusses whether the dominant perceptions of disability in industrial society, as an individual and as a medical problem, is universal. The author links the roots of individualization and medicalization to the rise of capitalism.

The Politics of Disablement Summary

The Politics of Disablement by Michael Oliver

This work discusses whether the dominant perceptions of disability in industrial society, as an individual and as a medical problem, is universal. Using cross-cultural evidence, the author links the roots of individualization and medicalization to the rise of capitalism and considers alternative perceptions of disability and their implications for both political activity and social policy.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Disability definitions - the politics of meaning: the importance of definitions; criticisms of official definitions; the politics of meaning. Part 2 The cultural production of impairment and disbility: cultural considerations of disability; implicit theories of disability; towards a social theory of disability. Part 3 Disability and the rise of capitalism: the mode of production and historical change; the mode of thought and historical change; state intervention in the lives of disabled people; explanations - back to Comte and Marx; rationalization - disability as an administrative category. Part 4 The ideological construction of disability: individualism and ideology; the individualization and medicalization of disability; theories of medicalization. Part 5 The structuring of disabled indentities: culture and disability; adjustment - a psychological approach; stigma - a social psychological approach; social adjustment - a sociological approach; women and disability; black people and disability. Part 6 The social construction of the disability problem: social policy and disability; the idea of dependency; an economic basis for the creation of dependency; a political basis for the creation of dependency; the creation of the dependent individual. Part 7 The politics of disablement - existing possibilities: the restructuring of the Welfare State - the elimination of dependency? the political participation of disabled people; the politics of pressure group activity; a national disability income. Part 8 The politics of disablement - new soocial movements: the emergence of new social movements; the history of the disability movement; a typology of disability organizations; the disability movement as a new social movement; new directions for the future; counter - hegemonic politics.

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GOR005183128
The Politics of Disablement by Michael Oliver
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Palgrave Macmillan
1990-08-17
166
0333432924
9780333432921
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