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Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

Edited by Michael Oliver

Part of the Research Highlights in Social Work series

Quick Overview

This book redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision.
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Paperback / softback
1994, 9.21in x 6.22in / 234mm x 158mm, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-178-7
AU$51.99

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Description

This book redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision. The authors discuss the implications of this in a variety of different settings and across the life cycle.

The contributors to this book include disabled people, practitioners, professionals and academics.

Reviews

'Eeminently readable. This book should be read by anyone involved in strategic planning in health or the personal social services, as well as fieldwork staff.'
- Therapy

'Redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice.'
- Disability News

'An excellent introduction to the culture of social services departments, and how this shapes the provision they make for disabled people.'
- British Journal of Learning Disabilities

'Oliver's book is an important one for social work practitioners, academics and activists in the disability movement.'
- Australian Social Work

'Raises a number of pertinent issues and questions for social workers and other professionals working with people with disabilities.'
- Special Education Perspectives

Authors

Edited by: Michael Oliver