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ERIC Number: EJ858960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Resistance, Transformation and the Politics of Hope: Imagining a Way Forward for the Disabled People's Movement
Peters, Susan; Gabel, Susan; Symeonidou, Simoni
Disability & Society, v24 n5 p543-556 Aug 2009
The social model of disability has been a useful tool to shift the focus of disability as individual deficit to disability as a social construction in an oppressive society. However, a theory of political action is needed to create transformative change. This article develops resistance as a unifying political construct and tool for action. Four critical incidences from different historical eras and different global regions--India, the USA, Cyprus and Zimbabwe--offer examples of how resistance manifests itself and the ways it may be harnessed effectively by disabled individuals and by disabled people's movements to create and sustain change for a more just society. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Cyprus; India; United States; Zimbabwe