The capacity contract : intellectual disability and the question of citizenship / Stacy Clifford Simplican.

By: Simplican, Stacy Clifford 1978-.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 2015Copyright date: 2015Description: ix, 181 pages 23 cm.Content type: tekst Media type: zonder medium Carrier type: bandISBN: 9780816694037.Subject(s): INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | CIVIL RIGHTS | HUMAN RIGHTS | SELF ADVOCACY | PARTICIPATION | CITIZENSHIP | EQUALITY | DEMOCRACY | DISABILITY STUDIES | POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Contents Abbreviations -- Introduction: Anxiety, Democracy, and Disability -- 1. Locke's Capacity Contract and the Construction of Idiocy -- 2. Manufacturing Anxiety: The Medicalization of Mental Defect -- 3. The Disavowal of Disability in Contemporary Contract Theory -- 4. Rethinking Political Agency: Arendt and the Self-Advocacy Movement -- 5. Self-Advocates and Allies Becoming Empowered -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Summary: "An unprecedented look at democratic theory’s disability exclusion and today’s self-advocacy movement. Taking seriously democratic promises of equality and inclusion, The Capacity Contract rejects conceptions of political citizenship that privilege cognitive capacity and, instead, centers such citizenship on action that is accessible to all people. As the first sustained examination of disability through the lens of political theory, The Capacity Contract shows how the exclusion of disabled people has shaped democratic politics." PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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Machine generated contents note: Contents Abbreviations -- Introduction: Anxiety, Democracy, and Disability -- 1. Locke's Capacity Contract and the Construction of Idiocy -- 2. Manufacturing Anxiety: The Medicalization of Mental Defect -- 3. The Disavowal of Disability in Contemporary Contract Theory -- 4. Rethinking Political Agency: Arendt and the Self-Advocacy Movement -- 5. Self-Advocates and Allies Becoming Empowered -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.

"An unprecedented look at democratic theory’s disability exclusion and today’s self-advocacy movement. Taking seriously democratic promises of equality and inclusion, The Capacity Contract rejects conceptions of political citizenship that privilege cognitive capacity and, instead, centers such citizenship on action that is accessible to all people. As the first sustained examination of disability through the lens of political theory, The Capacity Contract shows how the exclusion of disabled people has shaped democratic politics." PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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