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Normalization and applied behaviour analysis: values and technology in human services

McGill, Peter and Emerson, Eric (1992) Normalization and applied behaviour analysis: values and technology in human services. In: Brown, Hilary and Smith, Helen, eds. Normalization: a reader for the 90's. Routledge, London, pp. 60-83. ISBN 978-0-415-06119-3. (KAR id:34615)

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Normalisation, the theoretical framework that underpins the movement of services for people with disabilities from long stay hospitals, has recently become the focus of much academic and professional attention. As the community care debate has moved into the public arena, it has attracted a certain amount of criticism, acknowledging the political and philosophical conflicts that surround it. Normalisation: A Reader for the Nineties provides a much needed, informed appraisal of this controversial practice and combines various perspectives on the subject, including applied behavioural analysis, social policy and psychodynamic approaches. Thus it explores the discrepancies between the ideal and the reality and extends the debate by drawing comparisons, with other political and social ideologies.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 14:22 UTC
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