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Critical Disability Theory Essays in Philosophy, Politics, Policy, and Law

ISBN-10: 0774812044
ISBN-13: 9780774812047
Edition: 2005
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Description: People with disabilities in Canada inhabit a system of deep structural, economic social, political, legal, and cultural inequality - a regime of dis-citizenship. Despite the widespread belief that Canada is a country of liberty, equality, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 7/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

People with disabilities in Canada inhabit a system of deep structural, economic social, political, legal, and cultural inequality - a regime of dis-citizenship. Despite the widespread belief that Canada is a country of liberty, equality, and inclusiveness, many persons with disabilities experience social exclusion and marginalization. They are socially constructed as second-class citizens.

Figures and Tables
Preface
Introduction: Toward a Critical Theory of Dis-Citizenship
Setting the Context
Disability Policy Making: Evaluating the Evidence Base
Conceptual Frameworks
Does Theory Matter? Exploring the Nexus between Disability, Human Rights, and Public Policy
Justice as Fairness in Accommodating Workers with Disabilities and Critical Theory: The Limitations of a Rawlsian Framework for Empowering People with Disabilities in Canada
Multicultural Citizenship: The Case of the Disabled
Ghosts in the Machine: Civil Rights Laws and the Hybrid "Invisible Other"
Policy Analyses
Working at the Margins: Disabled People and the Growth of Precarious Employment
A Life without Living: Challenging Medical and Economic Reductionism in Home Support Policy for People with Disabilities
Autism as Public Policy
Post-Secondary Education and Disabled Students: Mining a Level Playing Field or Playing in a Minefield?
Legal Interrogations
Now You See Her, Now You Don't: How Law Shapes Disabled Women's Experience of Exposure, Surveillance, and Assessment in the Clinical Encounter
Damage Quantification in Tort and Pre-Existing Conditions: Arguments for a Reconceptualization
Beyond Compassion and Sympathy to Respect and Equality: Gendered Disability and Equality Rights Law
Infertility and the Parameters of Discrimination Discourse
Legal Developments in the Supreme Court of Canada Regarding Disability
Contributors
Index

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