Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

1st Edition

Rachel Carling-Jenkins

Routledge
Published November 19, 2014
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9781472446329 - CAT# Y255450
Series: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

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Summary

This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins is able to then examine disability relationally through an evaluation of the contributions of groups engaged in similar human rights struggles. The book locates disability rights as a new social movement and provides an explanation for why disability has been divided rather than united in Australia. Finally, it investigates whether the recent campaign to implement a national disability insurance scheme represents a re-emergence of the movement. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of both disability studies and social movements.

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