Disability Issues in the Postmodern World
As author of the concluding chapter, I have had the opportunity not given to the other authors, to read their chapters and hence to incorporate some of the issues they raise. However, what follows will be structured around issues that I wish to raise concerning the relationship between disability and social change in the world to which we are moving. These issues have been generated partly in response to my book The Politics of Disablement, which was published originally in 1990 and which is frequently cited by other authors in this volume. The book appeared to trigger an academic interest in disability studies that resulted in a publishing explosion throughout the 1990s to support more and more emerging courses in disability studies as well as stimulating a wider interest in disability issues from theoretical, political, cultural and experiential perspectives.