Civil Disabilities

Citizenship, Membership, and Belonging

Author: Nancy J. Hirschmann,Beth Linker

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812246675

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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An estimated one billion people around the globe live with a disability; this number grows exponentially when family members, friends, and care providers are included. Various countries and international organizations have attempted to guard against discrimination and secure basic human rights for those whose lives are affected by disability. Yet despite such attempts many disabled persons in the United States and throughout the world still face exclusion from full citizenship and membership in their respective societies. They are regularly denied employment, housing, health care, access to buildings, and the right to move freely in public spaces. At base, such discrimination reflects a tacit yet pervasive assumption that disabled persons do not belong in society. Civil Disabilities challenges such norms and practices, urging a reconceptualization of disability and citizenship to secure a rightful place for disabled persons in society. Essays from leading scholars in a diversity of fields offer critical perspectives on current citizenship studies, which still largely assume an ableist world. Placing historians in conversation with anthropologists, sociologists with literary critics, and musicologists with political scientists, this interdisciplinary volume presents a compelling case for reimagining citizenship that is more consistent, inclusive, and just, in both theory and practice. By placing disability front and center in academic and civic discourse, Civil Disabilities tests the very notion of citizenship and transforms our understanding of disability and belonging. Contributors: Emily Abel, Douglas C. Baynton, Susan Burch, Allison C. Carey, Faye Ginsburg, Nancy J. Hirschmann, Hannah Joyner, Catherine Kudlick, Beth Linker, Alex Lubet, Rayna Rapp, Susan Schweik, Tobin Siebers, Lorella Terzi.
Posted in Political Science

Civil Disabilities

The Punishment Does Not Fit the Crime : an Information Paper on Some Secondary Consequences of Arrest and Criminal Conviction

Author: Carol S. Whelan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Capacity and disability

Page: 102

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Posted in Capacity and disability

Civil disabilities of convicted felons

a state-by-state survey

Author: United States. Office of the Pardon Attorney

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Posted in Social Science

Debates in the House of Commons [17 April, 1833] on a Resolution preparatory to the introduction, and in the House of Lords [Aug. 1, 1833]on the motion for the second reading, of the Bill for removing the Civil Disabilities of the Jews: the protests of the Right Hon. Lords Holland and Clifford, against the rejection of the Bill; and a list of petitions for and against the measure ... With preliminary address, etc

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A



Page: 100

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Invisible Punishment

The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Marc Mauer

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587365

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 8196

In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of “get tough on crime” attitudes that prevailed in the 1980s and ’90s, a range of strategies, from “three strikes” and “a war on drugs,” to mandatory sentencing and prison privatization, have resulted in the mass incarceration of American citizens, and have had enormous effects not just on wrong-doers, but on their families and the communities they come from. This book looks at the consequences of these policies twenty years later.
Posted in Law