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Critical Disability Theory

Essays in Philosophy, Politics, Policy, and Law

edited by Dianne Pothier & Richard Devlin

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disability, discrimination
list price: $35.95
also available: eBook Hardcover
category: Law
published: 2006
publisher: UBC Press

Despite the widespread belief that Canada is a country of liberty, equality, and inclusiveness, many persons with disabilities experience social exclusion and marginalization. In this book, twenty-four scholars from a variety of disciplines contend that achieving equality for the disabled is not fundamentally a question of medicine or health, nor is it an issue of sensitivity or compassion. Rather, it is a question of politics, and of power and powerlessness. This book argues that we need a new understanding of participatory citizenship that encompasses the disabled, new policies to respond to their needs, and a new vision of their entitlements.

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Dianne Pothier and Richard Devlin are professors in the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie University.

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