Disability and Welfare under Monopoly Capitalism

Authors

  • David Matthews

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-08-2021-01_3

Keywords:

Disability, Political Economy, Inequality

Abstract

A historical-materialist analysis of the relationship between disability, the body, welfare, and capitalism is needed in order to further develop a Marxist understanding of disability. In this framework, we can see how the British welfare state, given recent changes to British disability policy, determines who is able-bodied and who is disabled, with this evaluation made in regard to the needs of monopoly capitalism.

Published

2021-01-03

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Section

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