The social model of disability: an outdated ideology?

Shakespeare, T. and Watson, N. (2001) The social model of disability: an outdated ideology? In: Exploring Theories and Expanding Methodologies: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go. Series: Research in social science and disability (2). JAI: Amsterdam and New York, pp. 9-28. ISBN 9780762307739

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Abstract

The papers explore the background to British academic and political debates over the social model, and argue that the time has come to move beyond this position. Three central criticisms of the British social model are presented, focusing on: the issue of impairment; the impairment/ disability dualism; and the issue of identity. It is suggested that an embodied ontology offers the best starting point for disability studies, and some signposts on the way to a more adequate social theory of disability are provided.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watson, Professor Nicholas
Authors: Shakespeare, T., and Watson, N.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Exploring Theories and Expanding Methodologies: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go
Publisher:JAI
ISBN:9780762307739

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