Jul 09

Brantlinger discusses the current medical and legal trends in sterilization with special emphasis on people with disabilities. She explores the issues surrounding sterilization decisions from the perspectives of judges, lawyers, social workers, doctors, family planners, as well as the families and individuals themselves. Woven throughout the book are case studies of individuals ranging from mild to severe retardation…. More >>

Sterilization of People with Mental Disabilities: Issues, Perspectives, and Cases

Jun 27

Disability policy has become an increasingly important issue in countries around the world. More and more, as populations are exposed to war and civil conflicts, natural disasters, environmental poisons along with the effects of normal aging, accidents and poverty, disability has become a growing public health and civil rights problem. In order to develop reasonable policy solutions, countries need accurate, reliable estimates of the size and make up of their di… More >>

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International Views on Disability Measures, Volume 4: Moving Toward Comparative Measurement

Jun 13

Theories of social justice are necessarily abstract, reaching beyond the particular and the immediate to the general and the timeless. Yet such theories, addressing the world and its problems, must respond to the real and changing dilemmas of the day. A brilliant work of practical philosophy, Frontiers of Justice is dedicated to this proposition. Taking up three urgent problems of social justice neglected by current theories and thus harder to tackle in practical … More >>

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Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership

Jun 03

“On the Margins of Citizenship” provides a comprehensive, sociological history of the fight for civil rights for people with intellectual disabilities. Allison Carey, who has been active in disability advocacy and politics her entire life, draws upon a broad range of historical and legal documents as well as the literature of citizenship studies to develop a ‘relational practice’ approach to the issues of intellectual disability and civil rights. She examines how an… More >>

On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America

May 24

People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century…. More >>

No Pity : People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement

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