The onslaught of neoliberalism, austerity measures and cuts, impact of climate change, protracted conflicts and ongoing refugee crisis, rise of far right and populist movements have all negatively impacted on disability. Yet, disabled people and their allies are fighting back and we urgently need to understand how, where and what they are doing, what they feel their challenges are and what their future needs will be.
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.
With 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
Campus activism in higher education
Inclusive pedagogies, evidence and activist practices
Enabling human rights and policy
Challenges facing disability activism
The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism provides disability activists, students, academics, practitioners, development partners and policy makers with an authoritative framework for disability activism.