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Deborah Marks

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Chapter 11: Disability and Cultural Citizenship: Exclusion, ‘Integration’ and Resistance

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Disability and Cultural Citizenship: Exclusion, ‘Integration’ and Resistance
Disability and cultural citizenship: Exclusion, ‘integration’ and resistance
DeborahMarks

This chapter argues that extensions of the concept of citizenship to include the right to ‘endignified representation’ offers a crucial tenet in ensuring full cultural citizenship rights for those people currently constituted as disabled. I begin by identifying the lack of civil and social rights held by disabled people, but go on to argue that the notion of endignified representation is intrinsically intertwined with civil and social rights. I explore the way in which an ‘ablist’ built environment might apparently relate purely to disabled people's civil rights, but in practice cannot be separated from aesthetic and psychological categories. In the last part of the chapter, I identify some aspects of ...

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