On the Margins of Citizenship Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth Century America On the Margins of Citizenship provides a comprehensive sociological history of the fight for civil rights for people with intellectual disabilities Allison Carey who has been active in disability ad

  • Title: On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America
  • Author: Allison C. Carey
  • ISBN: 9781592136971
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On the Margins of Citizenship provides 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 pr On the Margins of Citizenship provides 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 have fought for different visions of rights for this population throughout the twentieth century and how things have changed over that time Carey addresses the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities in schools and institutions along with the controversies over forced sterilization, eugenics, marriage and procreation, and protection from the death penalty She chronicles the rise of the parents movement and the influence of the Kennedy family, as well as current debates that were generated by the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990 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.

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    1. This is a sociological history of intellectual disability with a focus on how both the concept of disability and the existence of civil rights have been variously socially constructed through U.S. history. The historical data come from case studies, the written discourse among the relevant social movements, agencies, and key figures, and judicial cases.It is an important book, I think, for two key audiences: those with an interest in the history of intellectual disability, and those with an inte [...]

    2. Carey gives us a brilliant analysis of the shifting concept of intellectual disability (alt idiocy, feeble-mindedness, mental retardation, and a host of other labels) through the lens of citizenship and human rights in the United States of America. Ideas about what it means to be human, a citizen, a free agent, are tied to discussions about rationality and the ability to communicate and make choices in public life. Carey demonstrates how discussions about rights intertwine with discussions about [...]

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