Critical Disability Theory

Critical Disability Theory

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Despite the widespread belief that Canada is a country of liberty, equality, and inclusiveness, many persons with disabilities experience social exclusion and marginalization. In this book, twenty-four scholars from a variety of disciplines contend that achieving equality for the disabled is not fundamentally a question of medicine or health, nor is it an issue of sensitivity or compassion. Rather, it is a question of politics, and of power and powerlessness. This book argues that we need a new understanding of participatory citizenship that encompasses the disabled, new policies to respond to their needs, and a new vision of their entitlements.Marcia Rioux holds a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy. She is Chair of the School of Health Policy and Management and Director of the graduate program MA (Critical Disability Studies) at York University. Her research includesanbsp;...


Title:Critical Disability Theory
Author: Dianne Pothier, Richard Devlin
Publisher:UBC Press - 2011-11-01
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