Empowering Exclusivity

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dc.contributor.author Munk, Julia
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-24T22:27:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-24T22:27:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-05-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4635
dc.description.abstract The segregation of disabled people is often perceived of as a form of oppression that acts as a means of exclusion from mainstream society. Disability rights activists and theorists have worked to end segregation as a form of oppression using the social model of disability and drawing on feminist theory. Feminist use of disengagement as a tool for empowerment is one component of feminist theory that has been left unexplored as it relates to disability. This work explores the role of segregation within the disability rights movement and within the development of the activist identity for disabled people. Based on the individual and collective experiences of six participants, all of whom are activists who attended segregated summer camps, I use a thematic analysis to reframe segregation as Empowering Exclusivity. This reframing has the potential to shift the strategic goals of the disability rights movement away from binary understandings of integration and segregation and towards a critical analysis of full inclusion and empowerment. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject disability en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject empowerment en_US
dc.subject activism en_US
dc.subject disengagement en_US
dc.subject summer camp en_US
dc.subject integration en_US
dc.subject segregation en_US
dc.title Empowering Exclusivity en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Prince, Michael J.
dc.degree.department School of Public Health and Social Policy en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0700 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0453 en_US

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