Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michael Oliver
    Pages 25-42
  3. Michael Oliver
    Pages 43-59
  4. Michael Oliver
    Pages 60-77
  5. Michael Oliver
    Pages 132-133
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 134-152

About this book


Dominant views of disability as an individual and medical problems have been vigorously challenged by disabled people in recent years. This book, by an author who is himself disabled, looks at the individualised and medicalised views of disability, describes the way they have been produced in capitalist society, and analyses the possibilities for change. Essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the true nature of disability, especially as disability comes to occupy a prominent place on the political agenda.


capitalism disability politics production social work state work

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Oliver
    • 1
  1. 1.Thames PolytechnicUK

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