Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

by Rachel Carling-Jenkins


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This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins is able to then examine disability relationally through an evaluation of the contributions of groups engaged in similar human rights struggles. The book locates disability rights as a new social movement and provides an explanation for why disability has been divided rather than united in Australia. Finally, it investigates whether the recent campaign to implement a national disability insurance scheme represents a re-emergence of the movement. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of both disability studies and social movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472446329
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Series: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rachel Carling-Jenkins has worked at La Trobe University, Australia. She is a freelance disability researcher.

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