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Disability and Social Movements

Disability and Social Movements

Learning from Australian Experiences
Rachel Carling-Jenkins, Disability and Social Movements. Learning from Australian Experiences, Ashgate, 2014, 184 p., ISBN : 978-1-4724-4632-9.
Notice publiée le 01 juin 2015

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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.

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Rachel Carling-Jenkins

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

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