`Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.
Chapter 11: Disability and Cultural Citizenship: Exclusion, ‘Integration’ and Resistance
Disability and Cultural Citizenship: Exclusion, ‘Integration’ and Resistance
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 ...