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Making Rights a Reality?: Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization
 

Making Rights a Reality?: Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization (Hardback)

By Vanhala, Lisa

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Making Rights a Reality? explores the way in which disability activists in the United Kingdom and Canada have transformed their aspirations into legal claims in their quest for equality. It unpacks shifting conceptualizations of the political identity of disability and the role o...f a rights discourse in these dynamics. In doing so, it delves into the diffusion of disability rights among grassroots organizations and the traditional disability charities. The book draws on a wealth of primary sources including court records and campaign documents and encompassing interviews with more than sixty activists and legal experts. While showing that the disability rights movement has had a significant impact on equality jurisprudence in two countries, the book also demonstrates that the act of mobilizing rights can have consequences, both intended and unintended, for social movements themselves.
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ISBN 9781107000872
Released NZ 20 Dec 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
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ISBN-13 9781107000872
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 20 Dec 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Vanhala, Lisa
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Category Disability: Social Aspects
Human Rights
Political Activism
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 323.3
Weight 590g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress People with disabilities - Legal status, laws, etc - Great Britain - History, People with disabilities - Great Britain - History, People with disabilities - Legal status, laws, etc - Canada - History, People with disabilities - Canada - History
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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