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    • Disability Studies: What’s the Point? 

      Barnes, Colin (2003-09-04)
      [Excerpt] While the content of these courses had much to offer in terms of furthering our understanding of the experience of ‘chronic illness’ and the ensuing economic and social outcomes in terms of daily living for ...
    • Disability, the Organization of Work, and the Need for Change 

      Barnes, Colin (2003-03-06)
      [Excerpt] There is considerable historical and anthropological evidence that impairment is a human constant and that cultural responses to perceived abnormalities of the body and mind vary across time, culture and place. ...
    • Independent Living, Politics and Implications 

      Barnes, Colin (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The idea of ‘independent’ living as used by the disabled people’s movement around the world is a radical concept firmly rooted in the ideological, cultural and pragmatic traditions of western society. It is a ...
    • Rehabilitation for Disabled People: A ‘Sick’ Joke? 

      Barnes, Colin (2003-01-01)
      This paper argues that the relationship between disability and rehabilitation is best explained in terms of three distinct but related definitions of disability. The first is the orthodox ‘individualistic’ medical definition; ...
    • Rethinking Care From the Perspective of Disabled People 

      Barnes, Colin (2001-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Although it is now two decades since the United Nations’ International Year of Disabled People, disabled people across the world still encounter severe economic, cultural and social deprivations. The problem is ...
    • ‘Work’ is a Four Letter Word? Disability, Work and Welfare 

      Barnes, Colin (2003-12-03)
      [Excerpt] This chapter suggests that to overcome the problem of disabled people’s ongoing disadvantage in mainstream employment and, therefore, society, a radical alternative strategy is required that poses a direct challenge ...