Disability and Society, vol.21, May 2006, p. 217-229
Entrepreneurship and enterprise education are currently strongly promoted by the UK government. Article discusses how these concepts could be adapted to help disabled people and people with learning difficulties to develop independent and empowered lives. It points out that severely disabled people for whom work is not an option in fact provide employment for a large number of professionals working in needs assessment, support and care services to the point where a disability industry is emerging. In this way they contribute to the economy as service consumers.
L. Barton (editor)
Abingdon: Routledge, 2006
The book provides a route map to the development of thinking in disability studies over the last 18 years. It includes over 20 seminal articles from the journal Disability and Society, which are divided into threes sections which mirror the three central themes:
K. W. Hammell
Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2006
The book is an introduction to many theoretical perspectives on disability including historical, philosophical, feminist, etc, using their insights to unmask and contest the paradigms, practice and power of the rehabilitation professions. The book is focused on disability and rehabilitation, and explores their inter-relationships, the consequences of being classed as deviant from valued norms, and the role of rehabilitation in the perpetuation of injustice. Issues such as the nature of the body, the idea of independence, the rehabilitation process, evidence based practice and client-centred practice are also explored.