The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism - Routledge International Handbooks

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

About the Publisher



Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Our current publishing programme encompasses groundbreaking textbooks and premier, peer-reviewed research in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Built Environment. We have partnered with many of the most influential societies and academic bodies to publish their journals and book series. Readers can access tens of thousands of print and e-books from our extensive catalogue of titles. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.

Book information

ISBN: 9780815349303
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 323.37
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxviii, 483
Weight: 1068g
Height: 180mm
Width: 254mm
Spine width: 29mm