This classic text has been essential reading for students and professionals in the field of social work and disability for 20 years. Extensively revised and updated, the third edition examines the ways in which disabled people have been able to develop and manage their own services. It reconstructs social work practice in the light of these and the latest policy changes, stressing the importance to practice of thinking critically about the welfare response to disability.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables - Preface to 3rd Edition - Introduction: Setting the Scene - Key Legislation for Social Workers - Social Work and Disability: Old and New Directions - Thinking about Disability - The Causes of Impairment and the Creation of Disability - Disability in the Family - Living with Disabilities - The Legal and Social Context of Disability - Conclusions and Implications for Practice - Bibliography - Disability Studies Resources
MICHAEL OLIVER was the first, and only, Professor of Disability Studies in the UK, at University of Greenwich, until he retired. He has been a leading commentator on disability issues for many years, with a talent for reaching audiences beyond academia. His many publications include Understanding Disability: From Theory to Practice and The Politics of Disablement, both of which became core texts in teaching. He is Chair of the Research Advisory Group of the British Council of Disabled People, Executive Editor of Disability and Society, a member of the Editorial Boards of <