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: 9781317150244
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Series: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Paul Ramcharan; Preface; Positioning disability in Australia; Philosophy and disability; Theory and disability; Disability in Australian history; New social movements from which disability can learn; The Australian disability rights movement(s); In reflection; References; Index.

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