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Disability - Activism, Politics & History -

Related categories: History & Biography / Society, Welfare, Justice & the State / Changing the World / Disability /
Related booklists: Women & Disability, Disability Memoirs and Histories,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 11 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People by Frances Ryan
    Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People - by Frances Ryan

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786637888 | ISBN 10: 178663788x

    The austerity crisis and threat to disability rights.   In austerity Britain, disabled people have become the favourite target. From social care to the benefits system, politicians and media alike have made the case Britain’s 12 million disa ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Very Capitalist Condition: A History and Politics of Disability by Roddy Slorach
    A Very Capitalist Condition: A History and Politics of Disability - by Roddy Slorach

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910885017 | ISBN 10: 1910885010

    What does the term “disability” mean today? For many it is a highly negative label that they do not accept. In recent years, it has become associated with unemployment and dependence on benefits. But how were people we now call disabled treated in ea ... more

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    Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back - by Harilyn Rousso

    £17.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781439909379 | ISBN 10: 1439909377

    "I've known Harilyn Rousso as a powerful activist and gifted artist, but with this revelatory book, she becomes something even rarer: a storyteller who conveys her uniqueness and so helps us to discover our own. Don't Call Me Inspirational is irresis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Human Rights and Disability Advocacy by Maya Sabatello and Marianne Schulze (Editors)
    Human Rights and Disability Advocacy - by Maya Sabatello and Marianne Schulze (Editors)

    £39.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780812245479 | ISBN 10: 0812245474

    The United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) constituted a paradigm shift in attitudes and approaches to disability rights, marking the first time in law-making history that persons with disabilities ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People by Katharine Quarmby
    Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People - by Katharine Quarmby

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846273223 | ISBN 10: 1846273226

    Every few months there's a shocking news story about the sustained, and often fatal, abuse of a disabled person. It's easy to write off such cases as bullying that got out of hand, terrible criminal anomalies or regrettable failures of the care syste ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Politics of Disablement by Michael Oliver and Colin Barnes
    The New Politics of Disablement - by Michael Oliver and Colin Barnes

    £30.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780333945674 | ISBN 10: 0333945670

    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 nat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Defying Disability: The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders by Mary Wilkinson
    Defying Disability: The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders - by Mary Wilkinson

    £18.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781843104155 | ISBN 10: 1843104156

    This book tells the stories of nine disabled leaders who, by force of personality and concrete achievement, have made us think differently about disability. Whatever direction they have come from, they share a common will to change society so that di ... more

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  • Cover image of book A History of Disability by Henri-Jacques Stiker
    A History of Disability - by Henri-Jacques Stiker

    £23.95   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780472086269 | ISBN 10: 047208626x

    The increasing numbers of scholars, policy-makers, and political activists who are concerned with questions of physical and cognitive disability will warmly welcome Henri-Jacques Stiker's book, the first to attempt to provide a framework for analyzin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment by James I. Charlton
    Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment - by James I. Charlton

    £24.00   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780520224810 | ISBN 10: 0520224817

    "Compelling reading. Charlton is a subtle thinker - he avoids painting his picture of oppression with simple broad strokes. Nothing About Us Without Us is the most expansive discussion of the disability-rights movement in a political, economic, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Disabilty Politics and Community Care by Mark Priestley
    Disabilty Politics and Community Care - by Mark Priestley

    £29.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781853026522 | ISBN 10: 1853026522

    Mark Priestley addresses the relationship between the politics of disability and community care policies. He argues that 'community care' contributes to the view of disabled people as dependent and different, thus reinforcing their social exclusion a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing Our Future by Jane Campbell and Mike Oliver
    Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing Our Future - by Jane Campbell and Mike Oliver

    £41.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780415079990 | ISBN 10: 0415079993

    Is disability a civil rights issue? This powerful book presents a series of perspectives on the process of self-organisation of disabled people which has taken place over the last thirty years. The 1980s saw a transformation in our understanding ... more

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