Disabled Justice?

Access to Justice and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Author: Eilionóir Flynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317150031

Category: Law

Page: 192

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Disability offers a new lens through which to view the effectiveness of access to justice, and the inclusiveness of the justice system as a whole. This book analyses the experience of people with disabilities through the entire justice system, from making a complaint, to investigation, and through the court/tribunal process. It also considers the participation of people with disabilities in a variety of roles in the justice system - as witness, defendant, complainant, plaintiff, lawyer, judge and juror. More broadly, it also critically examines the subtle barriers of access to justice which might exist in a given society - including barriers to grassroots disability advocacy, legal education and training, the right to vote and the right to stand for election which may apply to people with disabilities. The book is international and comparative in scope with a focus primarily on examples of legal practice and justice systems in common law countries. The work will be of interest to scholars working in the areas of human rights, equality and non-discrimination, disability rights activists and legal professionals who work with people with disabilities to achieve access to justice.
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Disabled Justice

The Barriers to Justice for Persons with Disability in Queensland

Author: Phillip French,Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977593712

Category: Handicapped

Page: 148

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This summary report deals with a vast array of issues, each of which could be the subject of extensive recommendations for action. It aims to comprehensively state the case for reform and the extent of reform required, and to present a series of recommendations.
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Care Work

Dreaming Disability Justice

Author: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781551527383

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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In their new, long-awaited collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime disability justice activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centres the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all. Leah writes passionately and personally about creating spaces by and for sick and disabled queer people of colour, and creative "collective access" -- access not as a chore but as a collective responsibility and pleasure -- in our communities and political movements. Bringing their survival skills and knowledge from years of cultural and activist work, Piepzna-Samarasinha explores everything from the economics of queer femme emotional labour, to suicide in queer and trans communities, to the nitty-gritty of touring as a sick and disabled queer artist of colour. Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of colour are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a toolkit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind. Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms.
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INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RELATIONS STUDIES

Academic Foundations and Selected Social Justice Issues

Author: George Henderson,Wesley C. Long

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398091218

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 364

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This book is based on the authors' experiences as professors of human relations and community activists at the University of Oklahoma, which has the largest degree-granting human relations program in the United States. The specific objectives of this book are to prepare students to work for the provision of equal opportunities for minority groups and women, develop skills pertaining to leadership, communication, group and organizational behaviors by the analysis of behavioral science data, and to function responsibly in situations where conflict and tension call for coordination of interpersonal, intergroup and organization efforts. The programs discussed in this book were designed to provide participants with opportunities to gain self-insight, knowledge of moral and ethical codes of behaviors as well as group dynamics, communication skills, and cognitive tools used to diagnose problems and select the appropriate strategies for change. Unique features include: historical and current human relations problems and strategies; interdisciplinary approaches to the creation and development of human relations programs; an educational approach to the ways of supplementing and complementing relevant issues; emphasis on social justice and equity; and the similarities and differences among and between culturally different people. Several articles and essays that illustrate a few of the issues that concerned professional helpers may be involved in are included. Special attention is given to the consequences of unequal educational, economic, political, and social opportunities for some of our nation's citizens. This book will be a valuable tool for students who are enrolled in their first courses pertaining to professional helpers, teachers, licensed therapists, counselors, business managers, human service practitioners, and community organizers.
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Politics of Occupation-Centred Practice

Reflections on Occupational Engagement Across Cultures

Author: Nick Pollard,Dikaios Sakellariou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444336983

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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"Politics of Occupation-Centred Practice: " "Reflections on occupational engagement across cultures" addresses the cultural aspects of occupational identity and draws out the implications for practice, moving beyond the clinical environment to include the occupational therapist's work in the wider community. It explores the development of individual occupational narratives, community traditions and their roots in everyday experiences, offering a range of examples from distinctive populations to demonstrate approaches to forming sustainable occupational engagements. Chapters span such key areas as 'Experiences of Disaster', 'Social Inclusion', 'Disability and Participation', and 'Sexuality, Disability Cultures and Occupation'. This cutting edge text, coordinated by two distinguished researchers and educators in the global field of occupational therapy and science, is designed to meet the needs of students studying the conceptual foundations of occupational therapy, occupational science, role emerging practice, occupational justice, community development and community-based rehabilitation. The book will also be of interest to academics and practitioners exploring new practice contexts created by the drive to address the diversity and inclusion agenda.
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Inclusive Education

International Voices on Disability and Justice

Author: Keith Ballard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750709347

Category: Education

Page: 189

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"Inclusive education had its origins in the move of disabled children from segregated special settings to mainstream classrooms, on the premise that every child has the right to access the curriculum and other experiences of publicly funded schools. This book reports on studies by leading researchers in the USA, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and the Netherlands that set out to examine the meanings of inclusion in their various cultures and school systems. The emphasis in each of the studies is on attending to the voices of those most directly involved - the students, parents and teachers. They tell us about the complexity of the issues in this area, suggesting guidelines for teachers and other professionals working with disabled children."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Justice League Companion

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905481

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 219

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Commemorating the Justice League of America's 45th anniversary, The Justice League Companion is a comprehensive examination of the Silver Age JLA. Written by Michael Eury (author of the critically acclaimed Captain Action and co-author of The Superhero Book), The Justice League Companion traces the JLA's development, history, imitators, and early fandom through vintage and all-new interviews with the series' creators, an issue-by-issue index of the JLA's 1960-1972 adventures, classic and never-before-published artwork, and other fun and fascinating features!
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Distributive Justice and Disability

Utilitarianism against Egalitarianism

Author: Mark S. Stein

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300128253

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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Theories of distributive justice are most severely tested in the area of disability. In this book, Mark Stein argues that utilitarianism performs better than egalitarian theories in this area: whereas egalitarian theories help the disabled either too little or too much, utilitarianism achieves the proper balance by placing resources where they will do the most good. Stein offers what may be the broadest critique of egalitarian theory from a utilitarian perspective. He addresses the work of egalitarian theorists John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, Amartya Sen, Bruce Ackerman, Martha Nussbaum, Norman Daniels, Philippe Van Parijs, and others. Stein claims that egalitarians are often driven to borrow elements of utilitarianism in order to make their theories at all plausible. The book concludes with an acknowledgment that both utilitarians and egalitarians face problems in the distribution of life-saving medical resources. Stein advocates a version of utilitarianism that would distribute life-saving resources based on life expectancy, not quality of life. Egalitarian theories, he argues, ignore life expectancy and so are again found wanting. Distributive Justice and Disability is a powerful and engaging book that helps to reframe the debate between egalitarian and utilitarian thinkers.
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Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability

Author: Pamela Block,Devva Kasnitz,Akemi Nishida,Nick Pollard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401799849

Category: Psychology

Page: 394

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This book explores the concept of "occupation" in disability well beyond traditional clinical formulations of disability: it considers disability not in terms of pathology or impairment, but as a range of unique social identities and experiences that are shaped by visible or invisible diagnoses/impairments, socio-cultural perceptions and environmental barriers and offers innovative ideas on how to apply theoretical training to real world contexts. Inspired by disability justice and “Disability Occupy Wall Street / Decolonize Disability” movements in the US and related movements abroad, this book builds on politically engaged critical approaches to disability that intersect occupational therapy, disability studies and anthropology. "Occupying Disability" will provide a discursive space where the concepts of disability, culture and occupation meet critical theory, activism and the creative arts. The concept of “occupation” is intentionally a moving target in this book. Some chapters discuss occupying spaces as a form of protest or alternatively, protesting against territorial occupations. Others present occupations as framed or problematized within the fields of occupational therapy and occupational science and anthropology as engagement in meaningful activities. The contributing authors come from a variety of professional, academic and activist backgrounds to include perspectives from theory, practice and experiences of disability. Emergent themes include: all the permutations of the concept of "occupy," disability justice/decolonization, marginalization and minoritization, technology, struggle, creativity and change. This book will engage clinicians, social scientists, activists and artists in dialogues about disability as a theoretical construct and lived experience.
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Queering Urban Justice

Author: Jin Haritaworn,Ghaida Moussa,Syrus Marcus Ware

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487522851

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Queering Urban Justice foregrounds visions of urban justice that are critical of racial and colonial capitalism, and asks: What would it mean to map space in ways that address very real histories of displacement and erasure? What would it mean to regard Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (QTBIPOC) as geographic subjects who model different ways of inhabiting and sharing space? The volume describes city spaces as sites where bodies are exhaustively documented while others barely register as subjects. The editors and contributors interrogate the forces that have allowed QTBIPOC to be imagined as absent from the very spaces they have long invested in. From the violent displacement of poor, disabled, racialized, and sexualized bodies from Toronto's gay village, to the erasure of queer racialized bodies in the academy, Queering Urban Justice offers new directions to all who are interested in acting on the intersections of social, racial, economic, urban, migrant, and disability justice.
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Disability with Dignity

Justice, Human Rights and Equal Status

Author: Linda Barclay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351017098

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Philosophical interest in disability is rapidly expanding. Philosophers are beginning to grasp the complexity of disability—as a category, with respect to well-being and as a marker of identity. However, the philosophical literature on justice and human rights has often been limited in scope and somewhat abstract. Not enough sustained attention has been paid to the concrete claims made by people with disabilities, concerning their human rights, their legal entitlements and their access to important goods, services and resources.? This book discusses how effectively philosophical approaches to distributive justice and human rights can support these concrete claims. It argues that these approaches often fail to lend clear support to common disability demands, revealing both the limitations of existing philosophical theories and the inflated nature of some of these demands. Moving beyond entitlements, the author also develops a unique conception of dignity, which she argues illuminates the specific indignities experienced by people with disabilities in the allocation of goods, in the common experience of discrimination and in a wide range of interpersonal interactions. Disability with Dignity offers an accessible and extended philosophical discussion of disability, justice and human rights. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the benefits and pitfalls of theories of human rights and justice for advancing justice for the disabled. It brings the moral importance of dignity to the centre, arguing that justice must be pursued in a way that preserves and promotes the dignity of people with disabilities.
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Disability and Justice

The Capabilities Approach in Practice

Author: Christopher A. Riddle

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739178032

Category: Philosophy

Page: 126

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Disability & Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice is an interdisciplinary examination of the practical application of the capabilities approach viewed through the lens of the experience of disability. Careful and critical examination of vital foundational concepts is undertaken prior to contextualizing the experience of disability and how we might begin to promote an inclusive society through an application of the capabilities approach.
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Disability, Difference, Discrimination

Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy

Author: Anita Silvers,David T. Wasserman,Mary Briody Mahowald

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847692231

Category: Law

Page: 343

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How should we respond to individuals with disabilities? What does it mean to be disabled, and is a disabled person necessarily less independent and less competent than a person who is not disabled? This text addresses issues in bioethics including genetic discrimination and assisting death.
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A Fair Go

Some Issues of Social Justice in Australia

Author: Rosemary Leonard

Publisher: Common Ground

ISBN: 1863355618

Category: Australia

Page: 181

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The Moral Panics of Sexuality

Author: B. Fahs,M. Dudy,S. Stage

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137353171

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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A provocative feminist analysis of the moral panics of sexuality, this interdisciplinary edited collection showcases the range of historical and contemporary crises we too often suppress, including vagina dentata, vampires, cannibalism, age appropriateness, breast cancer, menstrual panics, and sex education.
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Developing Social Justice Allies

New Directions for Student Services, Number 110

Author: Robert D. Reason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787980773

Category: Education

Page: 97

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The fiftieth anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision (1954) called us as student affairs professionals to reconsider and reaffirm our commitment to social justice. This issue is a call to action to student affairs professionals who are working as social justice allies, those with a commitment to make their college campuses a place where all community members are respected, validated, and fostered in developing their full potential. This issue encourages the development of ally attitudes and action in both students and student affairs colleagues. It first presents the conceptual foundation for social justice ally development and then covers in depth the strategies for the development of social justice behaviors in specific dominant group members. In each case, we have intentionally enlisted voices of authors who identify with the dominant and target groups on which the chapter focuses. This is the 110th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
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