Disability and Social Change

Disability and Social Change

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Representing broad engagement with disability issues in South Africa, this powerful volume discusses such issues as theoretical approaches to and representations of disability, governmental and civil responses to disability, aspects of education pertaining to the oppression and liberation of disabled people, social security for disabled people, the complex politics permeating service-provision relationships, and consideration of disability in human spaces. Firmly located within the social model of disability, this collection resonates powerfully with contemporary thinking and research in the disability field.Judy McKenzie and Bronwen Miiller Introduction Some disabled children may undergo therapeutic intervention ... The discussion presented here is intended to stimulate debate and does not attempt to answer the many questions that it will raise. ... of speech therapy generally cost about R 130 in Cape Town in 2005, and an hour of physiotherapy can cost R380. ... parents need to choose which to focus on at which time and determine the number of therapy sessions they can afford.

Title:Disability and Social Change
Author:Brian Watermeyer
Publisher:HSRC Press - 2006


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