The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism
Edited by Maria Berghs, Tsitsi Chataika, Yayha El-Lahib, A. K. Dube
What is the Routledge Handbook of
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.
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
Contextualising disability activism in global activism
Neoliberalism and austerity in the global North
Rights, embodied resistance and disability activism
Belonging, identity and values: how to create diverse coalitions for rights
Reclaiming social positions, places and spaces
Social media, support and activism
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