Paradigms of American Social Research on Disability: What's New?

Richard Scotch


In this paper, I discuss aspects of the recent history of disability research in the United States, particularly in the social sciences, that reflect the evolving nature of disability politics and corresponding public policies and programs. Current movements in research are discussed in the context of the social organization of professional and scientific research on disability and rehabilitation.

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