The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

Edited by Maria Berghs, Tsitsi Chataika, Yayha El-Lahib, A. K. Dube

What is the Routledge Handbook of

Disability Activism?

This comprehensive handbook emphasizes the importance of everyday disability activism and how activists across the world bring together a wide range of activism tactics and strategies. It also challenges the activist movements, transnational and emancipatory politics, as well as providing future directions for disability activism.

An added resource to learn more about disability activism that is being used by international organisations, institutions, universities, charities and non-governmental organisations.

Taylor & Francis 2019 Outstanding Handbook - Social Sciences - Award Winner

In this Book You Will Discover...

Contributions from senior and emerging disability activists, academics, students and practitioners from around the globe,

This handbook Covers the following broad themes

Global South

Contextualising disability activism in global activism

Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism and austerity in the global North

Rights

Rights, embodied resistance and disability activism

Belonging

Belonging, identity and values: how to create diverse coalitions for rights

Reclaiming spaces

Reclaiming social positions, places and spaces

Social media

Social media, support and activism

Inclusion

Inclusive pedagogies, evidence and activist practices

Policy and Practice

Enabling human rights and policy

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Table of Contents

Highlights & Book Chapters

PART I: Introduction

Contextualising disability activism and a virtual roundtable

PART II: Neoliberalism and austerity in the global North

PART III: Rights, embodied resistance and disability activism

PART IV: Belonging, identity and values: diverse coalitions for rights

PART V: Reclaiming social positions, places and spaces

PART VI: Social media, support and activism

PART VII: Campus activism in higher education

PART VIII: Inclusive pedagogies, evidence and activist practices

PART IX: Enabling human rights and policy: international politics

PART X: Conclusion

The coming challenges and future directions