Carleton University Disability Research Group presents:
Dr. Jameel Hampton
Disability and the Welfare State in Britain
When: Friday, March 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Where: Paterson Hall, Room 433
The much-celebrated British welfare state of the 1940s to the later 1970s originally excluded disabled civilians. With the “rediscovery of poverty” in the 1960s, promised new and
sweeping policies for the full inclusion of disabled people in the welfare state and society. This talk will address the first major analysis of the Disablement Income Group, one of the most
powerful British NGOs in the 1960s, as well as the original analysis of the 1972-3 Thalidomide crisis in Britain, and the changing ideas about the appropriate place of disabled people
within the mixed economy of welfare—central and local government, formal voluntary organisations, and informal care via the efforts of families, friends, and communities.
Dr. Hampton is the author of Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy, 1948-79. He was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has lectured at the University of Regina and Liverpool Hope University.
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