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The Resource Disability, human rights and the limits of humanitarianism, edited by Michael Gill and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials ; contributors Maria Berghs [and sixteen others], (electronic book)

Disability, human rights and the limits of humanitarianism, edited by Michael Gill and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials ; contributors Maria Berghs [and sixteen others], (electronic book)

Label
Disability, human rights and the limits of humanitarianism
Title
Disability, human rights and the limits of humanitarianism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Gill and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials ; contributors Maria Berghs [and sixteen others]
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Disability studies scholars and activists have long criticized and critiqued so-termed 'charitable' approaches to disability where the capitalization of individual disabled bodies to invoke pity are historically, socially, and politically circumscribed by paternalism. Disabled individuals have long advocated for civil and human rights in various locations throughout the globe, yet contemporary human rights discourses problematically co-opt disabled bodies as 'evidence' of harms done under capitalism, war, and other forms of conflict, while humanitarian non-governmental organizations often use disabled bodies to generate resources for their humanitarian projects. It is the connection between civil rights and human rights, and this concomitant relationship between national and global, which foregrounds this groundbreaking book's contention that disability studies productively challenge such human rights paradigms, which troublingly eschew disability rights in favor of exclusionary humanitarianism. It relocates disability from the margins to the center of academic and activist debates over the vexed relationship between human rights and humanitarianism. These considerations thus productively destabilize able-bodied assumptions that undergird definitions of personhood in civil rights and human rights by highlighting intersections between disability, race, gender ethnicity, and sexuality as a way to interrogate the possibilities (and limitations) of human rights as a politicized regime."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
323.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1568
LC item number
.D568 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1974-
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  • Gill, Michael Carl
  • Schlund-Vials, Cathy J.
Series statement
Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
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  • People with disabilities
  • Sociology of disability
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarianism
Label
Disability, human rights and the limits of humanitarianism, edited by Michael Gill and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials ; contributors Maria Berghs [and sixteen others], (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1678753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472420916
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Disability, human rights and the limits of humanitarianism, edited by Michael Gill and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials ; contributors Maria Berghs [and sixteen others], (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1678753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472420916
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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