The Politics of Disablement (Critical Texts in Social Work and the Welfare State) Paperback – 1 Aug 1990
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This work discusses whether the dominant perceptions of disability in industrial society, as an individual and as a medical problem, are universal. Using cross-cultural evidence, the author links the roots of individualization and medicalization to the rise of capitalism and considers alternative perceptions of disability and their implications for both political activity and social policy.