159 Critical and Radical Social Work • vol 2 • no 2 • 159–74 • © Policy Press 2014 • #CRSW Print ISSN 2049 8608 • Online ISSN 2049 8675 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204986014X13986987417481 article Out of the shadows: disability movements Roddy Slorach,1 UK firstname.lastname@example.org Britain’s disability movement can be divided into two distinct phases. The first, reaching a peak in the late 1980s to mid-1990s, was seen by its leading activists as a civil rights movement, whereas the second has been a response to the recent and ongoing government spending cuts. The
Introduction: student involvement in disability initiatives in Canadian social work education As far as the literature suggests, one of the first Canadian examples of a social work faculty–student committee on disability issues was the 1992 formation of such a group at Carleton University, followed by a two-day conference on this topic hosted in Ottawa in June 1993 and the associated creation of a national Persons with Disabilities Caucus within the Canadian Associations of Schools of Social Work (CASSW) in 1993. Alongside disabled and non-disabled faculty
103 Critical and Radical Social Work • vol 1 • no 1 • 103–16 • © Policy Press 2016 • #CRSW Print ISSN 2049 8608 • Online ISSN 2049 8675 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204986016X14528481397877 pioneers of the radical tradition The contribution to the study of learning disability of Jack Tizard Lee Anderson Humber, email@example.com Oxford Brookes University, UK Jack Tizard (1919–79) pioneered the scientific analysis of learning disabilities in the decades following the end of the Second World War. This article provides an overview of his work and
Introduction The term ‘intellectual disability’ is used in the UK interchangeably with ‘learning disability’. Historically, various terms that are now considered pejorative have been used, such as ‘mental handicap’, ‘retardation’, ‘mental sub-normality’, ‘mentally’ or ‘morally defective’, and ‘feebleminded’. These terms reveal the othering and discrimination that people with intellectual disabilities have been subjected to over the years. The current terminology of ‘intellectual disability’ may appear to be less discriminatory; however, it is still based on a
Exploring the current and historical tensions between liberal capitalism and indigenous models of family life, Ian Kelvin Hyslop argues for a new model of child protection in Aotearoa New Zealand and other parts of the Anglophone world.
He puts forward the case that child safety can only be sustainably advanced by policy initiatives which promote social and economic equality and from practice which takes meaningful account of the complex relationship between economic circumstances and the lived realities of service users.
247 Vic Finkelstein, disability rights and lessons for contemporary social work Alan Roulstone, firstname.lastname@example.org University of Leeds, UK On 30 November 2011, veteran disability rights campaigner Vic Finkelstein passed away. In his struggle to develop new ways of thinking about the ‘disability problem’ and solutions to this ‘problem’, his contribution to social work is often forgotten. Although a clinical psychologist, Finkelstein made connections across professional boundaries to develop an all-embracing critique of what became known as the
149 Critical and Radical Social Work • vol 4 • no 2 • 149–67 • © Policy Press 2016 • #CRSW Print ISSN 2049 8608 • Online ISSN 2049 8675 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204986016X14651166264192 Accepted for publication 05 April 2016 • First published online 07 June 2016 article The impact of neoliberal market relations of the production of care on the quantity and quality of support for people with learning disabilities Lee Anderson Humber, email@example.com Liverpool Hope University, UK For 30 years after the Second World War learning disability research and
as ‘self-determination’, ‘independent living’, ‘choice’ and ‘control’. Rather than explore what personalisation is, this article considers the central ideas that have informed disability politics within the United Kingdom over the last 30 years to see to what extent they have indeed informed the personalisation agenda. It will be argued that the tensions between dominant ideologies and practices associated with disability and the alternative social oppression approach have not been resolved, but hidden by the process of transforming radical ideas into ones
resistance to these efforts. In this article, key developments and effects of neoliberalism in Canada are outlined, especially those of most significance to social work. Within the current context, the work of civil society organisations is particularly remarkable. Allying with this form of resistance to neoliberalism, the article highlights stories from two such organisations told by the workers themselves. The story by the Disability Action Hall is about people with disabilities developing a collective identity and taking social action. The story by the Pembina
social services records on eviction risk and focuses on how these individuals are constructed as clients with regards to notions of financial propriety. The data consist of 37 income support case records, and the analysis of these texts suggests that (dis)ability and economic hardship often constitute two unconnected narratives in these data and that performative features of financial propriety and deservingness are often accentuated in these processes. It is argued that financial difficulties are primarily linked to the client’s perceived general inability to