Disability & Society
ISSN (printed): 0968-7599. ISSN (electronic): 1360-0508.
Disability & Society is an international journal providing a focus for debate about such issues as human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices. It appears against a background of change in the ways in which disability is viewed and managed. Definitions of disability are more readily acknowledged to be relative; custodial approaches are seen as inadequate and unacceptable - placing greater emphasis on community care and integration. However, policy intentions may not have the desired effects on the realities of everyday practice and policy changes themselves may be merely cosmetic, or appropriate but unfunded. While publishing articles that represent all the professional perspectives, the journal also provides an opportunity for the consumers of the services to speak for themselves. As well as main articles there is a Current Issues section that is intended to give people the opportunity to write about things that concern them in a less formal and academic way. The pieces should be interesting, controversial or even polemical and may encourage others to respond. They do not need to meet the conventional academic criteria but they should not be personal attacks or libellous. The word limit is 2000. If you wish to submit, articles can be sent direct to Mike Oliver, University of Greenwich, School of Social Sciences, Avery Hill Road, London SE9 2UG or if you wish to discuss ideas for articles contact him direct on 0181 331 9588 or E-mail: MJOliver@gre.ac.uk.
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