9781592136988

On the Margins of Citizenship

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  • ISBN13:

    9781592136988

  • ISBN10:

    1592136982

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-28
  • Publisher: Temple Univ Pr

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Summary

On the Margins of Citizenshipprovides 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 and why parents, self-advocates, and professionals fought for different visions of rights for this population throughout the twentieth century and the changes that took place over that time. Presenting the shifting constitutional and legal restrictions for this marginalized group, Carey argues that policies tend to sustain an ambiguity that simultaneously promises rights yet also allows their retraction.

Author Biography

Allison C. Carey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Shippensburg University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
A Theory of Rights and Disabilityp. 13
Setting the Stage: Early Tensions in Citizenshipp. 36
The Feebleminded versus the Nation: 1900-1930sp. 52
Professionals and the Potentially Productive Citizenp. 83
The Rise of the Parents' Movement and the Special Childp. 105
Creating the Mentally Retarded Citizenp. 134
The Difficult Road of the 1980sp. 160
Reimagining Retardation, Transforming Communityp. 183
Conclusionp. 213
Notesp. 229
Referencesp. 241
Indexp. 269
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