Citizenship and Vulnerability: Disability and Issues of Social and Political Engagement

Citizenship and Vulnerability: Disability and Issues of Social and Political Engagement

by A. Beckett

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Citizenship and Vulnerability: Disability and Issues of Social and Political Engagement by A. Beckett

Citizenship and social movements remain key areas of interest for a wide range of social scientists. Angharad Beckett reinterprets current understandings of citizenship and social movements, illuminating important strengths and weaknesses in a number of key theories through a focus on the nature of the disability movement in the U.K. In offering this substantial empirical study. Citizenship and Vulnerability draws on the work of theorists such as Berlin, Habermas and Mouffe, as well as Ellison's ideas about proactive and defensive engagement, and Turner's sociology of the body. It proposes a new model of active citizenship that rests upon an understanding of vulnerable personhood.

About the Author:
Angharad E. Beckett is Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349543526
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Edition description: 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

ANGHARAD E. BECKETT is Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University.

Table of Contents


List of Figures     ix
Acknowledgements     X
Introduction     1
Citizenship and vulnerability     1
Key questions     4
Introduction to the research     5
Practical issues: subject information, data collection and analysis     9
Key definitions     13
Overview of chapters     19
Citizenship     22
Introduction     22
Ancient and classical theories of citizenship     24
Modern/social-liberal theories of citizenship     34
Contemporary accounts of citizenship     46
Conclusion: future developments?     61
Social Movements     65
Introduction     65
Theories     67
The 1960s 'watershed'     73
Theories     74
Conclusion: the future for social movement theorizing?     87
Issues in Disability     90
Introduction: a brief history of theorizing on disability     90
Experiencing disability     99
Conclusion     117
The Views of Disabled People     118
Structural issues     118
Disabling attitudes, empowering identities?     129
Disability culture     143
The disability movement     145
Deafness and disability     153
Conclusion     161
Reconsidering Theorizing on Citizenship and Social Movements in the Light of Disability     162
Introduction     162
Social-Liberalist accounts     163
Pluralist accounts     169
Beyond the pluralist accounts     179
Implications for social movement theorizing     183
Conclusion     190
Conclusion     192
The future for citizenship theorizing     192
Concluding comments: implications for future research and theorizing     196
Notes     200
References     203
Index     213

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