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Disabling barriers - Enabling environments

Author: Swain, J., Finkelstein, V., French, S., Oliver, M.
Type: Book
Year: 1993

Abstract:

This text presents a new approach to the understanding of disability, based on the experience of injustice and the growing collective identity of disabled people. The major theme of the book is that 'disability' is caused by the way society is organised. Disabled people are presented with numerous social, structural and economic barriers and denied the opportunity of full citizenship and equal opportunities. The notion that disability is either a medical condition or a 'personal tragedy' is strongly challenged, and the marginalised position of black disabled people and disabled women is also addressed. Focusing on the barriers which disabled people encounter in education, housing, leisure and employment, this book critically reviews professional practice and describes alternative models of support which give disabled people control over their own lives. "Disabling Barriers--Enabling Environments . . . is an ideal text for all those working with disabled people, including those practising and studying in the health, welfare, education, employment and social services.

Further Details

Publish Location: London, England
Publisher: Milton Keynes
Accession Number: 13.3.03
Keywords: United Kingdom, mobility
Reads: 287
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