Crippled Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People

Paperback (11 Jun 2019) | English

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The austerity crisis and threat to disability rights

In austerity Britain, disabled people have been recast as worthless scroungers. From social care to the benefits system, politicians and the media alike have made the case that Britain's 12 million disabled people are nothing but a drain on the public purse. In Crippled, journalist and campaigner Frances Ryan exposes the disturbing reality, telling the stories of those most affected by this devastating regime. It is at once both a damning indictment of a safety net so compromised it strangles many of those it catches and a passionate demand for an end to austerity, which hits hardest those most in need.

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ISBN: 9781786637888
Publisher: Verso Books
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.404560941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 228
Weight: 306g
Height: 207mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 19mm