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The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

Edited by: Maria Berghs , Tsitsi Chataika , Yahya El-Lahib , Kudakwashe Dube

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815349303
eBook ISBN: 9781351165082
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351165082
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Book description

The onslaught of neoliberalism, austerity measures and cuts, impact of climate change, protracted conflicts and ongoing refugee crisis, rise of far right and populist movements have all negatively impacted on disability. Yet, disabled people and their allies are fighting back and we urgently need to understand how, where and what they are doing, what they feel their challenges are and what their future needs will be.

This comprehensive handbook emphasizes the importance of everyday disability activism and how activists across the world bring together a wide range of activism tactics and strategies. It also challenges the activist movements, transnational and emancipatory politics, as well as providing future directions for disability activism.

With contributions from senior and emerging disability activists, academics, students and practitioners from around the globe, this handbook covers the following broad themes:

? Contextualising disability activism in global activism

? Neoliberalism and austerity in the global North

? Rights, embodied resistance and disability activism

? Belonging, identity and values: how to create diverse coalitions for rights

? Reclaiming social positions, places and spaces

? Social media, support and activism

? Campus activism in higher education

? Inclusive pedagogies, evidence and activist practices

? Enabling human rights and policy

? Challenges facing disability activism

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism provides disability activists, students, academics, practitioners, development partners and policy makers with an authoritative framework for disability activism.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introducing Disability Activism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A Virtual Roundtable Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Impact of Neoliberal Politics on the Welfare and Survival of Chronically Ill and Disabled People Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ‘These Days are Ours’ Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Links Between Models and Theories to Social Changes as Seen and Understood by Activists and Academics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Figures Download PDF
Chapter  7:  As Technology Giveth, Technology Taketh Away Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Exercising Intimate Citizenship Rights and (Re)constructing Sexualities Download PDF
Chapter  9:  ‘I Show the Life, I Hereby Express my Life’ Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Resisting the Work Cure Download PDF
Chapter  11:  My Disability, my Ammunition, my Asset in Advocacy Work Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Disabled Mothers of Disabled Children Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Dementia as a Disability Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Voices From Survivors of Forced Sterilisations in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Indigenous Species Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Disability Sport and Social Activism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Naples in the Hands Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Pissed Off! Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Mobility-as-Occupation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Tragedy of the Hidden Lamps Download PDF
Chapter  21:  ‘With the Knife and the Cheese in Hand!’ Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Australia’s Treatment of Indigenous Prisoners Download PDF
Chapter  23:  ‘Lchad Poland’ and the Fight Against Inequality Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Beyond Random Acts of Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  25:  At the Margins of Academia – on the Outside, Looking in Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sensitisation Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Rainclamation Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Zimbabwean Disability Activism From a Higher Education Perch Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Research as Activism? Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Reinventing Activism Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Implementation of CRPD in the Post-Soviet Region Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Swedish Disability Activism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Gendered Disability Advocacy Download PDF
Chapter  34:  ‘We Need not Remake the Past’ Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Causes and Effects of Claims for Rights Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Unsettling Realities and Rethinking Displacement Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Disability Futures Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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