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Madness, distress and the politics of disablement$
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Helen Spandler, Helen Spandler, Jill Anderson, and Bob Sapey

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447314578

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Madness, distress and the politics of disablement
Author(s):

Bob Sapey

Helen Spandler

Jill Anderson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.003.0001

This introduction sets the scene for the book. It outlines key debates around the relationship between madness, distress and disability; provides some background to more recent interest in these issues and gives a brief overview of one key development: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This introductory section includes a rationale for the editors' approach and use of terminology and concludes with an overview of the five sections of the book: Disjunctures between Disability and Madness; Theorising Distress and Disablement; Applying Social Models of Disability; Universalising Disability Policy and Meeting Points.

Keywords:   madness, distress, disability, disablement, disability policy

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