Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism.
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Homer's odyssey: multiple disability and The best years of our lives / Susan M. Schweik Defect: a selective re-interpretation of American immigration history / Douglas C. Baynton The disremembered past / Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner Integrating disability, transforming disease history: tuberculosis and its past / Beth Linker and Emily K. Abel Screening disabilities: visual fields, public culture, and the atypical mind in the 21st century / Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp Social confluence and citizenship: a view from the intersection of music and disability / Alex Lubet Our ancestors, the sighted: making blind people French and French people blind, 1750-1991 / Catherine Kudlick Citizenship and the family: parents of children with disabilities, the pursuit of rights, and paternalism / Allsion C. Carey Cognitive disability: capability, equality, and citizenship / Lorella Terzi Invisible disability: seeing, being, power / Nancy J. Hirschmann Disability trouble / Tobin Siebers.
Urges a reconceptualization of disability and citizenship to secure a rightful place for disabled persons in society. Essays from leading scholars in a diversity of fields offer critical perspectives on current citizenship studies, which still largely assume an ableist world. Placing historians in conversation with anthropologists, sociologists with literary critics, and musicologists with political scientists, this interdisciplinary volume presents a compelling case for reimagining citizenship that is more consistent, inclusive, and just, in both theory and practice. By placing disability front and center in academic and civic discourse, Civil Disabilities tests the very notion of citizenship and transforms our understanding of disability and belonging.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.