This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability
Chapter 18: Advocacy and Political Action
Advocacy and Political Action
Disability and Political Action
As is addressed throughout this volume, people with disabilities frequently occupy marginalized social and economic positions in contemporary societies. In recent decades, people with disabilities have increasingly sought to participate collectively in broader decisions about public policy. These ...