chapter  7
Disability and the capitalist city
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In this final part of the book I address the question of disability in contemporary capitalist societies. As I explained in the introductory chapter, my interest here is in the urban context of disability, although all of the social geographic problems I will explore in this and the following two chapters also exist outside major cities. In the future, I expect that non-urban contexts will be the subject of further geographies of disability. By addressing the broad context of urban disablement, I hope to provide analyses that can be extended to non-urban settings. Of course, such analytical extension will require some reformulation of the concepts used here and their empirical reference to the distinct conditions facing disabled people in rural areas and small-scale settlements.