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Disability Rights and Wrongs by Tom Shakespeare

Author: Tom Shakespeare

Published: 2009-07-03

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Advances our thinking about the fundamental issues in Disability Studies.

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Tom Shakespeare has produced a work of mature scholarship that advances our thinking about the fundamental issues in Disability Studies. The clarity and balance of his argument challenges others to raise the level of discourse in the field. Disability Rights and Wrongs is a must read.

"Tom Shakespeare has produced a work of mature scholarship that advances our thinking about the fundamental issues in Disability Studies. The clarity and balance of his argument challenges others to raise the level of discourse in the field. Disability Rights and Wrongs is a must read." - Gary L. Albrecht, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

In his characteristically polemical and thought-provoking style, Tom Shakespeare presents a call to arms against the British social model of disability. Love it or loathe it, there is much in this book to stimulate debate in disability studies and the wider social science community. The reader is taken into familiar territory as well as into areas little explored in disability studies to date. Challenges are thrown up at every turn. Do Shakespeare's arguments hold up? You be the judge." - Carol Thomas, Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University, UK

Galileo was roundly condemned for daring to question the orthodoxy of the day, even though he was right. Tom Shakespeare also challenges orthodoxy concerning disability theory and studies. No cow is sacred and as a result this book will be controversial. But his arguments demand consideration and deep thought. If you read only one book on disability rights this year, make this the book." - Bert Massie, Disability Rights Commission, UK

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 16, 2006)

Language: English
ISBN-10: 041534719X
ISBN-13: 978-0415347198

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