Disability and Social Policy in Britain since 1750: A History of Exclusion

Disability and Social Policy in Britain since 1750: A History of Exclusion

by Anne Borsay


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ISBN-13: 9780333912553
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 06/04/2005
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

ANNE BORSAY is Professor of Health Care and Medical Humanities at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.- Foreword; C.Barnes.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART I: INSTITUTIONAL LIVING Workhouses.- Hospitals.- Asylums.- Schools.- PART II: COMMUNITY LIVING Work.- Financial Relief.- Community Care.- Conclusion.- Chronology of Events.- Select Bibliography.- Index.

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An essential read for everyone with an interest in disability, disabled people and social policy generally.' - Colin Barnes, University of Leeds'A valuable resource.' - Mike Oliver, University of Greenwich

'In this highly readable, thought-provoking, and scholarly book Anne Borsay brings together her longstanding and well documented interests in disabled people, social policy and the history of medicine to engage and confront the reader with a persuasive chronicle of the profound influences which underpin contemporary assumptions about, and perceptions of, disabled people...It should be a source of reference and an enlightening read for every practising occupational health professional.' - Mansel Aylward, Occupational Medicine Journal

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