Defending the Social Model

Shakespeare, T., and Watson, N. (1997) Defending the Social Model. Disability and Society, 12(2), pp. 293-300.

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In British disability politics, the disability movement has sponsored the social model approach to disability studies, which challenges the psychological model that individualizes disability & the medical model that pathologizes it. However, the social model has been internally critiqued to the detriment of the movement. It is recommended that energy be directed instead toward theoretically uniting those in disability studies in the social sciences so that there is more of an impact on policy.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Great Britain, Handicapped, Health Policy, Medical Model, Physically Handicapped, Social Factors, Social Policy, Science, Scotland
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watson, Professor Nicholas
Authors: Shakespeare, T., and Watson, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Disability and Society

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