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Critical Disability Theory: Essays in Philosophy, Politics, Policy, and Law

Critical Disability Theory: Essays in Philosophy, Politics, Policy, and Law (Paperback)

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People with disabilities in Canada inhabit a system of deep

structural, economic, social, political, legal, and cultural inequality

-- a regime of dis-citizenship. Despite the widespread belief that

Canada is a country of liberty, equality, and inclusiveness, many

persons with disabilities experience social exclusion and

marginalization. They are socially constructed as second-class


Conventional understandings of disability are dependent on

assumptions that characterize disability as misfortune and by

implication privilege the "normal" over the

"abnormal." Consequently, it is presumed that societal

organization based upon able-bodied and -minded norms is inevitable and

that the best we can do is show sympathy or pity. The essays

Critical Disability Theory contend instead 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 new ways to think about the nature of

disability, a new understanding of participatory citizenship that

encompasses the disabled, new policies to respond to their needs, and a

new vision of their entitlements. Twenty-four scholars from a variety

of disciplines come together here to identify the problems with

traditional approaches to disability and to provide new directions. The

essays range from focused empirical and experiential studies of

different disabilities, to policy analyses, legal interrogations, and

philosophical reconsiderations. The result will be of interest to

policy makers, professionals, academics, non-governmental

organizations, and grassroots activists.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsEmployment & labour lawDiscrimination in employment lawLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsSocial lawDisability & the lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesDisability: social aspects Publisher: University of British Columbia Press Publication Date: 01/07/2006 ISBN-13: 9780774812047  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dianne Pothier and Richard Devlin are professors in the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie University.

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