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The New Politics of Disablement (2nd Edition)

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22 May 2012

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Disability luminary Mike Oliver is joined by Colin Barnes in this agenda-setting response to a capitalist society faced with globalisation, financial instability and lower public expenditure. A timely new edition which...

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Disability luminary Mike Oliver is joined by Colin Barnes in this agenda-setting response to a capitalist society faced with globalisation, financial instability and lower public expenditure. A timely new edition which reignites the debate on the nature of disability and reasserts the political power of the academic field of disability studies.

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Builds on Mike Oliver's 1990 publication which defined the emerging field of Disability Studies for a generation

Disability studies luminary Mike Oliver is joined by fellow sociologist Colin Barnes to reignite the most contested and challenging debates on the nature of disability, taking in issues such as the global financial crisis and cuts to public expenditure

Includes reactions and responses to new theoretical developments and recent social upheavals, including discourses on disability in a globalising capitalist world

Introduction
PART I: CONCEPTS AND ORIGINS The Importance of Definitions in the Disablility Debate
The Origins of Disability Studies
The Rise of Disabling Capitalism
PART II: REPRESENTATIONS AND DISCOURSES Ideology and the Disabled Individual
Constructing Disabled Identities
Creating the Disability Problem
PART III: AGENDAS AND ACTIONS Dealing with Disabling Society
Resisting the Disabling Society
Doing Disability Studies.
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MICHAEL OLIVERwas the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK.
COLIN BARNES Professor of Disability and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK.

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MICHAEL OLIVERwas the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK.
COLIN BARNES Professor of Disability and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK.

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