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Rethinking Disability and Human Rights
Participation, Equality and Citizenship

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ISBN 9780367511746
June 23, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the role of disability in the right to political and social participation, an act of citizenship that many disabled people do not enjoy.
The disability rights movement does not accept the use of disability to create limits on citizenship, which poses challenges for contemporary societies that will become ever greater as the science and technology of enhancing human abilities evolves. Comprised of eight chapters, four interludes, and a postscript written by leading scholars and disability rights activists, the book explores citizenship for people with disabilities from an interdisciplinary perspective using the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) as a point of departure and the concept of universal design as a strategy for actualizing full citizenship for all. Situating disability in its historical and cultural contexts, the authors offer directions for rethinking citizenship, including implications for access to the built environment, information and communication systems, education, work, community life and politics.
This book will be of interest to all scholars and students working in disability studies, planning, architecture, public health, rehabilitation, social work, and education.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Rethinking citizenship and disability
Inger Marie Lid, Edvard Steinfeld and Michael Rembis

Part One

Chapter One - Exploring the relationship between Citizenship and Universal Design
Inger Marie Lid

Chapter Two - Veterans from Life: Rehabilitation as Compensation
Halvor Hanisch

Interlude One - Life is possible
Stig Langvad

Chapter Three – Rethinking Utopia. Posthumanism, Transhumanism, and Disability
Jan Grue

Chapter Four - Mad Citizenship
Michael Rembis

Part Two

Chapter Five - Conditions for religious citizenship for people with intellectual disabilities: Cases from Norway and Slovakia
Dmitry Lukash and Anna Chalachanová

Interlude Two – "Symbiotic citizenship" and a struggle for the right of life as frames for interpreting the 40-day disability protest in the Polish Parliament
Natalia Pamula and Magda Szarota

Chapter Six - The Space of Accessibility and Universal Design
Edvard Steinfeld

Chapter Seven – Enabling equal citizenship: Responses from civil society
Ingunn Moser and Inger Marie Lid

Interlude Three - Global Disability Summit: How to realize "nothing without us"
Gagan Chhabra

Chapter Eight - Universal Human Rights and Universal Design for People with Disabilities: Challenges and Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa
Korydon Smith

Postscript – Dialogue between Rosemarie Garland-Tomson and Inger Marie Lid
Rosemarie Garland-Tomson and Inger Marie Lid

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Inger Marie Lid is Professor of Public Health and Rehabilitation at VID Specialized University. Her research interest include ethics, citizenship, universal design accessibility and disability. Recent publication: The significance of relations. Rethinking autonomy in a disability perspective. In Lived citizenship for persons in vulnerable life situations. Theories and practices. Scandinavian University Press.

Edvard Steinfeld, Arch. D. is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the School of Architecture, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His research interests include accessibility, universal design, and design for aging. He is currently engaged in research and public education on design for gender diversity

Michael Rembis is the Director of the Center for Disability Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Rembis has authored or edited many books, articles, and book chapters. He is currently completing a book entitled, Writing Mad Lives - in the Age of the Asylum. He is the coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Disability History.