A Very Capitalist Condition
A history and politics of disability
Publisher: Bookmarks Publications
Date Written: 17/12/2015
Year Published: 2015
Pages: 320pp Price: $13.79 ISBN: 978-1910885017
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX19789
This book examines the origins and development of disability and highlights the hidden history of groups such as disabled war veterans, deaf people and those in mental distress. Roddy Slorach describes how capitalist society segregates and marginalises disabled people, generating new impairment and disability as it does so.
He argues that Marxism not only helps provide a fuller understanding of the politics and nature of disability, but also offers a vision of how disabled people can play a part in building a better world for all.