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 email@example.com 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
Designed to support training and CPD in compulsory mental health work, this book looks at assessment, detention, compulsion and coercion in a variety of mental health settings. It focuses on decision making in a variety of professional roles with people from a diversity of backgrounds including contributions from people with lived experience of mental health services. With emphasis on theory into practice, the book is essential reading for those looking to develop their reflexive and critical analytical skills.
Relevant for all professionals making decisions under mental health legislation and those developing, teaching and supporting practitioners in the workplace, it includes:
critical reflection techniques;
‘editors’ voice’ features at the start and close of each chapter, summarising key themes.
For many service users and professionals in the field of social work, shame is an ongoing part of their daily experience.
Providing an in-depth examination of the complex phenomena of shame and humiliation, this book sets out key contextual issues and theoretical approaches to comprehend shame and its relevance within social work. It provides a broad understanding of shame, its underlying social and political contexts and its effects on service users and professionals.
The book uses innovative international scholarship and includes theoretical considerations, as well as empirical findings within the field of social work. It shows the importance of sensitive, reflective and relationship-oriented practice based on a better understanding of the complexity of shame.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Rather than being seen simply as social policy implementors, in recent decades there has been increasing recognition of social workers as professionals with unique knowledge and insights to contribute to policy formulation and social justice.
This book offers a path-breaking, evidence-based theoretical framework for understanding why social workers engage in policy, both as professionals and citizens, and the impact of their actions. Drawing on concepts from social work and the political, sociological and policy sciences, the authors set out the implications of this framework for research, education and practice.
247 Vic Finkelstein, disability rights and lessons for contemporary social work Alan Roulstone, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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