This paper challenges the notion of « care », arguing that people who need support in their daily lives have been constructed a « dependent people ».
Instead, the author argues, if we want to empower people we must learn from the Idependent Living Movement, from the people who struggled against segregation and insisted that acces to personal assistance over which they have control is a civil rights issue.
The paper takes issue with Clare UNgerson's perspective on the new direct payments legislation.
This legislation is an importnt stage in the achievements of a civil rights movement and social researchers have a moral responsibility to collaborate with this movement in any work which they develop on issues which are not of mere academeic interest but which concern people's rights to choice and control in their lives.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Royaume Uni, Emploi, Marché travail, Handicap, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, United Kingdom, Employment, Labour market, Handicap, Human
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ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 97/03 V
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 13/02/1998.