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Social Science People With Disabilities

Dispatches from Disabled Country

by (author) Catherine Frazee

edited by Christine Kelly & Michael Orsini

UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
People with Disabilities, Activism & Social Justice, Essays
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Catherine Frazee wants her readers to know that there is far more to disability than most people think or assume. There is much not to like about disability, such as the ways it diminishes status and opportunity, and the ways it requires medical intrusions which, even if lifesaving, are nobody’s idea of a good time. As becomes apparent in this powerful collection of writing, there is much more to the story of disabled life. There is adaptation and activism. There is art, philosophy, and history. There is solidarity, identity, collective struggle, and shared culture. Frazee offers a glimpse into a rich and delicate ecology of disability that warrants not fear and pity, but recognition and respect.

About the authors

Catherine Frazee's profile page

Christine Kelly's profile page

Michael Orsini is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.

Michael Orsini's profile page