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The Disability Business
Rehabilitation in America

  • Gary L. Albrecht - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, University of Leuven, Belgium

Volume: 190
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Sociology

336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This comprehensive volume examines the `big business', such as health care corporations and insurance companies, that has grown up around rehabilitation of the disabled in the United States, and the impact that this has had on care.

Albrecht discusses how the quality of care is influenced by income, income potential and insurance cover and traces how the financial growth in this industry has changed the nature of the care provided. He also presents a realistic assessment of the policy options and solutions available to a society that values equity in ensuring that quality rehabilitation services are equally available to all.

 
Prologue
From Personal Experiences to Theory and Policy

 
 
PART ONE: DISABILITY AS A SOCIAL PHENOMENON
 
The Transformation of Disability into a Commodity
 
The Production and Distribution of Disability in Society
 
The Social Meaning of Impairment and Interpretation of Disability
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL RESPONSES TO DISABILITY
 
The Law and Politics of Rehabilitation
 
The Rehabilitation Industry
 
Rehabilitation Professionals
 
The Marketing of Rehabilitation Goods and Services
 
The Rehabilitation Process
 
PART THREE: FROM SOCIAL THEORY TO SOCIAL POLICY
 
The Consumer
 
Social Policies for the Disabled

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Gary L. Albrecht

Gary L. Albrecht is a Fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Extraordinary Guest Professor of Social Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium and Professor Emeritus of Public Health and of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  After receiving his Ph.D. from Emory University, he has served on the faculties of Emory University in Sociology and Psychiatry, Northwestern University in Sociology, Rehabilitation Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the School of Public Health and in the Department of Disability and Human Development... More About Author

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