DISABILITY HISTORY, BLEEDING HEARTS AND PARASITE PEOPLE

DISABILITY HISTORY, BLEEDING HEARTS AND PARASITE PEOPLE

November 2017 was Disability History Month and on 29 November Professor Mike Oliver came out of retirement to presented his Lecture Bleeding Hearts and Parasite People at the University of Kent in Canterbury where he studied and later lectured.

Professor Mike Oliver is an academic, author and disability rights activist, having undertaken research in this area since the 1970s as one of the key figures in developing researchers’ and society’s perception of disability. He is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich with focus on advocating the social model of disability and the rights of people with impairments.

A manuscript of the lecture can be found here:¬†Mike’s Lecture at UKC 29.11.17 (2) and is commented on in an article in Disability News:¬†https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/oliver-comes-out-of-retirement-to-deliver-stinging-rebuke-to-parasite-charities/