Understanding Disability: From Theory to Practice by Michael OliverUnderstanding Disability: From Theory to Practice by Michael Oliver

Understanding Disability: From Theory to Practice

byMichael Oliver

Paperback | August 26, 2009

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In this long awaited new edition Oliver draws on his own experiences to paint a vivid picture of both the practical challenges of disablement and the theoretical understandings of disability. This approachable text is core reading for social work, nursing, health and social care and social science students taking modules in disability studies.
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).
Title:Understanding Disability: From Theory to PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.49 inPublished:August 26, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230220282

ISBN - 13:9780230220287


Table of Contents

Introduction.- PART I: EXPERIENCING AND CHALLENGING A CHANGING WORLD.- From Personal Struggle to Political Understanding and Back Again.- Mobility Impairment in a Social Context.- The Social Model: History, Critique and Response.- Unmet Promises of Disability Law and Policy.- Special Education into the Twenty First Century.- PART II: THEORISING AND CHANGING A DISABLING WORLD.- Disability and Normalisation: A Critique.- The Relevance of Emancipatory Research for Policy Development.- Disabling or Enabling Welfare: What Next for Disabled People.- Disability Politics and the Disability Movement in Britain.- Diasablement into the Twenty First Century.- Personalising the Political and Politicising the Personal