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ERIC Number: EJ888641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Yes We Can Change: Disability Studies--Enabling Equality
Rembis, Michael A.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v23 n1 p19-27 2010
In this article, I offer a brief assessment of the international disability rights and culture movements and disability studies, as well as a commentary on the future of disability and disability studies. A diverse group of activists, artists, and scholars have brought about momentous legal changes in dozens of countries around the world. They have also enabled a critical rearticulation of what it means to be disabled. Yet, this revisioning of disability and this repositioning of disabled people remains fraught. I contend that while movement participants, scholars, and their allies are off to a great start, they have yet to grapple in any serious way with some of the most important and contentious issues within the disability rights and culture movements and disability studies, namely their own internal diversity and the material reality of many disabled peoples' lives. Despite these complexities, I maintain that the disability rights and culture movements and disability studies have tremendous transformative potential.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Ethnic Diversity, Activism, Consciousness Raising, Civil Rights, Social Justice, Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Change Strategies, Change Agents, Social Change, Accessibility (for Disabled), International Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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