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Book

From national to local: an evaluation of the effectiveness of national disablement information providers' services to local disablement information providers

Author:
BARNES Colin
Publisher:
British Council of Organisations of Disabled People
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
66p.
Place of publication:
Derby
Journal article

National or local?

Author:
BARNES Colin
Journal article citation:
National Disability Information Project Newsletter, 11, July 1994, p.1.

Outlines the findings of research which evaluated the services provided by national information providers to local information providers.

Book

Disabling imagery and the media: an exploration of the principles for media representation of disabled people

Author:
BARNES Colin
Publisher:
Ryburn/British Council of Organisations of Disabled People
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
60p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Halifax

Focuses on stereotype portrayals of disabled people in the media and provides a number of important recommendations for improvement.

Book

Equal rights for disabled people: the case for a new law

Authors:
BYNOE Ian, OLIVER Mike, BARNES Colin
Publisher:
Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
82p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Argues that disabled people face unfair discrimination in all areas of life, that compound their disabilities. Suggests that a new law is needed against such discrimination. Shows how current UK law condones discrimination against disabled people. Reviews current law in North America, Australia and Europe, and sets out detailed proposals for the new UK law.

Journal article

Disability, work, and welfare: challenging the social exclusion of disabled people

Authors:
BARNES Colin, MERCER Geof
Journal article citation:
Work Employment and Society, 19(3), September 2005, pp.527-545.
Publisher:
Sage

This article engages with debates relating to social policy and disabled people’s exclusion from the British labour market. Drawing on recent developments from within the disabled people’s movement, in particular, the concept of independent living and the social model of disability, and the associated disability studies literature, a critical evaluation of orthodox sociological theories of work, unemployment, and under-employment in relation to disabled people’s exclusion from the workplace is provided. It is argued that analyses of work and disability have failed to address in sufficient depth or breadth the various social and environmental barriers that confront disabled people. It is suggested that a reconfiguration of the meaning of work for disabled people - drawing on and commensurate with disabled people’s perspectives as expressed by the philosophy of independent living - and a social model analysis of their oppression is needed and long overdue.

Book

The new politics of disablement

Authors:
OLIVER Michael, BARNES Colin
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
192p.
Place of publication:
Basingstoke
Edition:
2nd ed.

The purpose of this second edition is to continue the process of developing a social theory of disability in response to a capitalist society faced with globalisation, financial instability and lower public expenditure. This process is located within the experience of disabled people and their attempts not only to redefine disability  but  also  to  construct  a  political  movement  with  the  potential  to contribute to the restructuring  of a more equitable and just society fit for all, regardless of the nature and severity of impairment, age, gender, race or sexual preference.  The book locates disability within the context  of  society  and  social  organisations  with  particular  emphasis  on  the working of the economy, politics and culture. Attention centres on the ways in  which  both  impairment  and  disability  are  ‘produced’  as  individual  and medical problems within capitalist society at both the national and international levels.

Book

Working futures?: disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Editors:
ROULSTONE Alan, BARNES Colin, (eds.)
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
346p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

This book looks at the current effectiveness and future scope for enabling policy in the field of disability and employment.  The book brings together a wide range of policy insights to bear on the question of disabled peoples working futures. It includes analyses of recent policy initiatives as diverse as the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Draft Disability Bill, the benefits system, New Deal for Disabled People, job retention policy, comparative disability policy, the role of the voluntary sector and 'new policies for a new workplace'. Contributions from academics, NGOs, the OECD and the disabled peoples' movement bring multiple theoretical, professional and user perspectives to the debates at the heart of the book.

Book

The social model of disability: Europe and the majority world

Editors:
BARNES Colin, MERCER Geof, eds.
Publisher:
Disability Press
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
218p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

Over the last three decades disability activists and writers have advocated the social model of disability as a comprehensive critique of orthodox academic and administrative approaches to the understanding and development of social policy for disabled people. This book contains thirteen chapters on the application of social model inspired thinking outside Britain. Contributors include academics, activists and practitioners. They raise several important issues and concerns central to theorising and applying social model insights to 'developed' and majority world countries. Examples include emerging debates within the European Union, including transport, law and citizenship, with case studies of France, Sweden and Disabled Peoples' International. Focus on the majority world covers human rights and development strategies, user led initiatives and community based rehabilitation with case studies of Bangladesh and Egypt.

Book

Implementing the social model of disability: theory and research

Editors:
BARNES Colin, MERCER Geof
Publisher:
Disability Press
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
233p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This book contains 13 chapters on the theoretical and research implications of the social model of disability. Over the last three decades disability activists have established the social model of disability as a comprehensive critique of mainstream academic theories and policy approaches. The contributors, including established figures and newcomers to the field, raise a number of important controversies and concerns central to theorising and researching disability in the 21st century. Taken together they provide ample testimony to the continuing vitality of debates around the social model in disability studies.

Book

Disabled people and social policy: from exclusion to inclusion

Authors:
OLIVER Michael, BARNES Colin
Publisher:
Longman
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
187p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Harlow

Provides an introduction to key issues in disability and social policy which have emerged in the light of changing approaches towards disability over the last fifteen years. The concepts of exclusion and inclusion provide the central focus around which the book is organised. Examines the contradictions and dilemmas of state provided welfare; explores the definitions surrounding disability, the historical background to analysis and the development and implications of social policy for disabled people; analyses the social model of disability and the perceptions and attitudes surrounding the meaning of disability within contemporary society; explores the disabled people's movement and the focus on independent living; outlines policy options for empowering disabled people; and includes policy statements written by disabled people and their organisations, various international charters and documents emphasising the rights of disabled people and selected extracts from legislation and policy statements.

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