Description - Understanding Disability by Michael Oliver
In this absorbing text by a leading writer and respected activist, theory, policy, historical background and personal experience are combined to give readers a rich and illuminating picture of the key issues raised by disability.
In the author's uniquely clear and lively narrative style, the book explores:
This long-awaited new edition of a best-selling text includes new stories from the author's experience, as well as sharply framed debate about
- the practical and political challenges that disablement presents
- theoretical understandings of disability
- disability law and the realities of policy implementation
- key points of contention for the disability movement
the development of policy over the last decade and a half. Its expansive coverage includes discussion of welfare, rehabilitation, special education and normalization.
This book is core reading for students of social work, nursing, health and applied social science taking modules in disability studies. Michael Oliver was the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK. He is the author of the path-breaking The Politics of Disablement and Social Work with Disabled People (in its third edition, co-authored with Bob Sapey).
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Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Red Globe Press
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
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Author Biography - Michael Oliver
MICHAEL OLIVER was the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Greenwich, UK. He is also the author of the pathbreaking The Politics of Disablement and Social Work with Disabled People 3rd Edition (co-authored with Bob Sapey).
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