Book Launch: "Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People"...

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The Centre for Disability Studies, with the School of Sociology and Social Policy, is proud to announce that it will host the Northern book launch of Dr Frances Ryan's highly anticipated new book, Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People.


About the author

Dr Frances Ryan is a respected journalist and political commentator, who draws attention to the impact of social inequality. Her work explores in considerable detail how communities are marginalised by the political and economic decisions within contemporary society. Dr Ryan writes regularly for the Guardian newspaper, with her monthly column "Hardworking Britain". In the column, Dr Ryan unpacks the personal accounts of people affected by current social policy.


About the book

In her new book, Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People, Dr Ryan exposes disabled people's experiences of living and surviving whilst the UK government continues to implement austerity measures. The book is to be released at a poignant time, considering the United Nations investigation found the UK government had committed "grave and systematic violations of disabled people's rights".

Through her analysis, Dr Ryan charts the transformation in the public and political discourse surrounding how disabled people are scrutinised, exploited, and experience hostility for accessing welfare and support. For more information, please visit versobooks.com/books/2972-crippled.


Speakers

The event will include a panel discussion with Dr Ryan. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Frances Ryan, Journalist and Author of "Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People"
  • Dr Angharad Beckett, Associate Professor of Political Sociology
  • Dr Miro Griffiths, Teaching Fellow in Disability Studies
  • Jonathan Hume, PhD Researcher
  • Rebecca Porter, PhD Researcher


Join us!

You are welcome and encouraged to attend the book launch.

The book launch will conclude with light refreshments.


Access

If you have access requirements that you would like the organisers to be aware of then please indicate this at the time of booking.

If you would like to discuss your access requirements prior to booking then please contact Dr Miro Griffiths: M.Griffiths1@leeds.ac.uk.

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For directions to the University, visit our Find Us pages. To locate the Baines Wing, visit our interactive Campus Map. For directions to Seminar Room 2.08 from the Baines Wing entrance, visit the room guide for students.



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