Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality [NOOK Book]

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Explaining how people with disabilities in the US have been treated from a social, legal, and political perspective, this book examines programs and laws that have been enacted in the past 50 years and looks at how they have affected the lives of people with disabilities. Discussion encompasses the evolution of the disability rights movement and questions of congressional intent in passing the ADA. Switzer teaches political science at Northern Arizona University. Annotation ...
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Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality

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Overview

Explaining how people with disabilities in the US have been treated from a social, legal, and political perspective, this book examines programs and laws that have been enacted in the past 50 years and looks at how they have affected the lives of people with disabilities. Discussion encompasses the evolution of the disability rights movement and questions of congressional intent in passing the ADA. Switzer teaches political science at Northern Arizona University. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589013100
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 2/13/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,225,425
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Disabled Policymaking/Disabled Policy 12
Ch. 2 History of Segregation and Stereotypes 30
Ch. 3 Compensation and Rehabilitation 44
Ch. 4 Social and Political Activism 68
Ch. 5 The ADA and the Vision of Equality 90
Ch. 6 The ADA as Policy 112
Ch. 7 Life beyond the ADA: Policy Hot Buttons 144
Ch. 8 Status Report on Equality 173
Epilogue 209
App. A Suggestions for Further Research 231
App. B Selected Disability Periodicals and Media 253
App. C Annotated Guide to Nongovernmental Disability Organizations 255
App. D Chronology of Important Events in the History and Development of American Disability Policy 270
Notes 278
Index 311
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