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In the wake of the social model: engaging with policy, theory and practice

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Publication date2018
Number of pages288
Awarding Institution
  • Lancaster University
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The 13 publications included in this thesis constitute a body of work situated within the interdisciplinary field of disability studies. As such, they are formed in the wake of the social model of disability, a radical, field-forming idea that dominates the disabled people’s movement, disability policy and practice and disability studies in the UK. The works are clustered around two interlinked areas of concern: how disability studies is practiced and influences professional and welfare practices, and how disability policy formation emerges, shapes and impacts upon the lives and wellbeing of disabled people. The unifying argument is that disability scholarship should be aligned to the communities it produces knowledge for and about. It argues that disability studies and the practices which emerge from it should remain rooted in the social model and in the disabled people’s movement.