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Disability and Society

Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Disability and Society is an international journal providing a focus for debate about such issues as human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices as they relate to disability. This journal is indexed and abstracted selectively on Social Care Online.

Book

Physical disability and social policy

Author:
BICKENBACH Jerome E
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
337p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Toronto

Written from a Canadian perspective, where social policy addressing the needs of disabled people is at an impasse. Existing policies are fragmented, incoherent and uncoordinated. The author contends that what is needed is an understanding of the conceptual character of physical disability as well as a consistent account of what, if anything, society owes people with physical disabilities.

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Penalised for having a job

Author:
UNITY Anabel
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 29.3.01, 2001, p.12.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Many disabled people want to earn a living and be as independent as possible. Asks why the government changed the criteria for Independent Living Fund grants and marked paid work less attractive.

Journal article

What's the deal?

Author:
WINCHESTER Ruth
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.1.01, 2001, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The government's New Deal for Disabled People pilots were part of its wider strategy to enable disabled people to gain employment. The author reports on how the pilots don't necessarily lead to a full strategy, and not all disabled people felt they will enjoy the benefits.

Book

Disability, oppression and public policy

Author:
CUNNINGHAM Sue
Publisher:
Independent Living (Keighley) Ltd
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
92p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bradford

Small scale research study looking at the impct of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) on disabled people. Issues addressed include: alternative approaches to the issue of good practice in manual handling; promoting disabled people's ideas of good practice in manual handling; reviewing disability oppression in the context of British society; the mechanism of professional power; the experience of disability oppression; evidence of institutional oppression of disabled people; and the argument for civil rights legislation to protect disabled people from oppressive experience.

Journal article

Social security, disability and work

Authors:
ACHESON Nick, HAGAN Judith
Journal article citation:
Scope, November 1997, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

Looks at the benefits system for people with disabilities.

Journal article

Poverty and disabled people: challenging dominant debates and policies

Author:
BERESFORD Peter
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(4), December 1996, pp.553-567.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This article explores the relationship between poverty, disability and impairment in a global context. It challenges dominant critiques of poverty and disability, and explores the critiques, policy proposals and developments of the disabled people's movement to combat poverty. It offers an international perspective including the experience of both the North and South.

Journal article

Postmodernism, feminism and disability

Author:
FAWCETT B.
Journal article citation:
Scandinavian Journal of Social Welfare, 5(4), October 1996, pp.259-267.
Publisher:
Munksgaard/ Blackwell

Disability issues are achieving increasing prominence in Great Britain and the rest of Europe. However, many of the main arguments, particularly those emphasising social barriers models of disability, are located within structuralist frameworks. This can be regarded as problematic, as poststructural and postmodern orientations challenge the basic tenets of such formulations. This article explores the making of links between modern and structural and postmodern and poststructural perspectives using a gendered analysis drawn from feminism. It then examines the applicability of the resultant analysis for disability issues, social work and research. In conclusion, it is suggested that the making of such links can enable us to accept and effectively utilise the difference and diversity, contradiction, change and fluidity without losing sight of enduring social divisions and associated oppressive responses.

Journal article

Social (and disability) policy in the new democracies of Europe (Slovenia by way of example)

Author:
URSIC Cveto
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(1), March 1996, pp.91-105.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Social transformation in states of Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 have brought about fundamental changes in the existing social policies, including also disability policies and status of people with disabilities. These changes affect the status of people with disabilities profoundly. Looks at initiatives in Slovenia to develop a new social policy addressing the needs of people with disabilities.

Book

Curing the Dutch disease: an international perspective on disability policy reform

Editors:
AARTS Leo J.M., BURKHAUSER Richard V., DE JONG Philip R.
Publisher:
Avebury
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
183p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Comparative study evaluating Dutch disability policies from the 1970s onwards. Experts from Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States go on to use the evaluation framework to compare policies in their own countries.

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