qNo Right to Be Idleq highlights the simultaneous power and weakness of public policy and policymakers. In large part, reformers and policymakers created the category of disability and labeled it as a public policy problem. Subsequent attempts to reintegrate disabled people into mainstream social and economic life proved a far harder task. Ideas about work, independence, and self-sufficiency have played a key role in shaping American welfare policy and citizenship status.The reporter recounted, a#39;aquot;That must be one of Uncle Sama#39;s jokes, a#39; said one of the crippled men. ... engaged in occupational therapya those training in the hospitala#39;s shoe repair, carpentry, jewelry-making, or watch repair shopsa doubted thatanbsp;...
|Title||:||No Right to be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1850--1930|
|Author||:||Sarah Frances Rose|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|