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The Politics of Disablement By Michael Oliver

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. The author links the roots of individualization and medicalization to the rise of capitalism.
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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, are 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.

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Table of Contents


Introduction - Disability Definitions: The Politics of Meaning - The Cultural Production of Impairment and Disability - Disability and the Rise of Capitalism - The Ideological Construction of Disability - The Structuring of Disabled Identities - The Social Construction of the Disability Problem - The Politics of Disablement: Existing Possibilities - The Politics of Disablement: New Social Movements - Postscript: The Wind is Blowing - Bibliography - Index

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GOR001245939
The Politics of Disablement by Michael Oliver
Michael Oliver
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1990-08-01
166
0333432932
9780333432938
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