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By Eva Jeppsson Grassman, Anna Whitaker

This can be the 1st booklet to handle the difficulty of getting old after a longevity with incapacity. It breaks new flooring via its specific existence direction point of view, reading what it capability to age with a actual or psychological incapacity and what the consequences are of 'becoming previous' for those that have had vast disabilities for a few years. those humans could have needed to go away the labour marketplace early, and the publication seems to be at to be had care assets, either formal and casual. getting older with incapacity demanding situations set principles approximately profitable growing old, in addition to a few of these approximately disabilities. The existence direction process that's used unfolds very important insights in regards to the impression of a number of disabilities over the years and at the stages of lifestyles. The e-book highlights the that means of care in unexplored contexts, reminiscent of the place getting older mom and dad are caregivers or relating to mutual care in disabled undefined. those are components of information that have, to this point, been completely overlooked.

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According to Campbell and Oliver (1996), a disability consciousness that takes both individual and collective expressions in a new and modern social movement is a prerequisite for success: ‘What, in our view, constitutes the most significant issue that makes new social movements ... [is] that of transforming the individual and collective consciousness of the membership’ (Campbell and Oliver, 1996, p 123). A collective disability history narrative is seen to be a key element in this consciousness (Barnes and Mercer, 2010).

H. Z. H. Elder (eds) Methods of life course research: Qualitative and quantitative approaches, London: Sage Publications, pp 5-27. Grenier, A. (2012) Transitions and the lifecourse: Challenging the constructions of ‘growing old’, Bristol: The Policy Press. Gustavsson,A. (ed) (2004) Delaktighetens språk [The language of participation], Lund: Studentlitteratur. N. T. J. Shanahan (red) Handbook of the life course, New York: Kluwer Academic, pp 503-27. Hockey, J. and James, A. (2003) Growing up and growing old: Ageing and dependency in the life course, London: Sage Publications.

Shakespeare claims that ‘Identity is about stories, having the space to tell them, and an audience which will listen’ (1996, p 113). In this chapter, a political lifecourse perspective is used as a frame for understanding political activism and identity politics with a specific focus on disability policy and disability as a social identity. The next section focuses on disability as a political identity based on common narratives of the history of the disability rights movement. The story of the modern disability rights movement in Sweden The history of the modern disability rights movement in Sweden has been reproduced many times and in different contexts, both orally and in writing (see, for example, HCK, 1992; Lindberg, 2006; Holme, 2008; Sjöberg, 2010).

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