Disability studies, disabled people and the struggle for inclusion
Oliver, Mike and Barnes, Colin (2010) Disability studies, disabled people and the struggle for inclusion. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31 (5). pp. 547-560. ISSN 0142 5692Full text not available from this repository.
This paper traces the relationship between the emergence of disability studies and the struggle for meaningful inclusion for disabled people with particular reference to the work of a pivotal figure in these developments: Len Barton. It is argued that the links between disability activism and the academy were responsible for the emergence of disability studies and that this has had an important influence on mainstream sociology and social and educational policy nationally and internationally. It is evident, however, that the impact of these developments has been only marginal and that in light of recent concerns about the global economy, environmental change and unprecedented population growth, the need for meaningful inclusion is more urgent than ever and cannot be dependent on the work of a few key individuals for its success.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||disability studies, education policy, inclusion, sociology, social model|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > (UOA) Sociology
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 12:05|
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