This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability
Chapter 26: The Political Economy of the Disability Marketplace
The Political Economy of the Disability Marketplace
We've been there before but didn't get anywhere. The real problem is not with me nor with curb cuts, elevators and accessible bathrooms nor even with the medical establishment. The real problems are with managed care, access to ...