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Disability studies, disabled people and the struggle for inclusion

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 5692 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2010.500088)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7666

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