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Educating through social policy: Compensation for blindness in Sweden- An example of creating norms and identities
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of History.
2006 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, Vol. 8, no 4, 211-231 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As industry grew around 1900, it restricted the opportunities available for employment of the blind trained in crafts. The ensuing public debate led to the 1934 decision to provide state-supported compensation for the blind. The decision reveals that politicians, experts and even the blind themselves viewed this category that was particularly dependent on public support. This article focuses on the underlying norms and identities present in the debate.

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2006. Vol. 8, no 4, 211-231 p.
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disability, social policy, education, pensions
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39249Local ID: 47628OAI: diva2:260098
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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