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The Projects of the American Disability Rights Movement

Samuel R. Bagenstos

in Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124491
eISBN:
9780300155433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124491.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents the history of the American disability rights movement and its many, sometimes conflicting, projects. It begins with a brief tour of the major components of the disability ... More


Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement

Samuel R. Bagenstos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124491
eISBN:
9780300155433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124491.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 was hailed as revolutionary legislation, but in the ensuing years restrictive Supreme Court decisions have prompted accusations that ... More


Introduction

Samuel R. Bagenstos

in Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124491
eISBN:
9780300155433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124491.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter discusses the three major themes running throughout the book: the pluralism of the disability rights movement; the contestable nature of what is “disability” and how society ... More


Equality, identity and disability

Steven R. Smith

in Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores equality, identity, disability and other related themes, and argues that, consistent with social work codes of ethics and mainstream social policy objectives, the disability ... More


The Case for the Abolition of Mental Health Law

Kay Wilson

in Mental Health Law: Abolish or Reform?

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192843258
eISBN:
9780191925795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843258.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Chapter 3 traces the history of opposition to mental health law including anti-psychiatry and the emergence of the disability rights movement explaining where the call for the abolition of mental ... More


Jerry’s Kids Grow Up: Disability Rights Activists and Telethons

Paul K. Longmore

Catherine Kudlick (ed.)

in Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Within a growing conversation about minority rights, many activists decried telethons for propagating the charity and medical model ideologies that pathologized people with disabilities. Some ... More


The Limits of the Antidiscrimination Model

Samuel R. Bagenstos

in Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124491
eISBN:
9780300155433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124491.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the success of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in achieving the goals of the disability rights movement. It shows that although the ADA has not had a significantly ... More


Egalitarianism, disability and monistic ideals

Steven R. Smith

in Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that the medical and social models of disability, while establishing clearly located poles for understanding differing interpretations of disablement, allow for a range of ... More


Consciousness and Alienation

James I. Charlton

in Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207950
eISBN:
9780520925441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207950.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Demonstrating a phenomenology of disability oppression requires consideration of how the relations and structures of that oppression are reproduced. In examining these relationships, many ... More


People with Disabilities

Nora Ellen Groce

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914653
eISBN:
9780190914684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914653.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses the social injustice experienced by people with disabilities and how this social injustice impacts their health. More than 1 billion people live with a physical, sensory, ... More


How not to be a Superhero: Narrative Prosthetics and The Human Fly

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the short-lived Marvel Comics series The Human Fly, which features a protagonist who preferred Evel Knievel-type daredevil stunts and charity work to crime-fighting; adventured ... More


Conclusion: “Living with Autism Shouldn’t Be Hard”

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

In the concluding chapter, it is proposed that while dialogue, music, poetry, and storytelling—collectively the lifeblood of this work—should by no means be regarded as substitutes for progressive ... More


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