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.
Table of Contents
Preface Foreword Introduction 1. What is Normalisation? Eric Emerson 2. Normalisation Training: Conversion or Commitment? Peter Lindley and Tony Wainwright 3. Normalisation - From Theory to Practice Alan Tyne 4. The Social Origins of Normalisations Simon Whitehead 5. Normalisation and Applied Behaviour Analysis: Values and Technology in Human Services Peter McGill and Eric Emerson 6. Inside-out: A Psychodynamic Approach to Normalisation Helen Smith and Hilary Brown 7. Social Welfare Ideologies and Normalisation: Links and Conflicts Gillian Dalley 8. The Limits to Integration? Sue Szivos 9. Promoting Race Equality through Normalisation Peter Ferns 10. Assertion, Not Assimilation: A Feminist Perspective on the Normalisation Principle Hilary Brown and Helen Smith Postscript.
Hilary Brown holds an honorary professorship in social care in the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University and works as a consultant at Salomons which is a faculty of Canterbury Christ Church College.,
Helen Smith is Director, Bromley Mental Health Services, Oxleas Trust.