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Disability Politics and Care

This engaging book will interest scholars and practitioners working in disability studies, social work, women's and gender studies, sociology, and policy studies, as well as advocates and activists working in the areas of disability and care.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Tensions of Care Part 1: Conceptualizing and Researching Care 1 Accessible Care 2 Research, Care, and Embracing the Possibilities of Failure Part 2: Removing Care 3 "In My Mind That's Not What Care Is": Care Is Not What Happens Here 4 Exploring the "Authentic Times to Care": The Places Where Care Belongs Part 3: Policy and Social Movement Implications 5 Intricate Messages, Local and Transnational Erasures 6 Governing Independent Living Conclusion: Removing Care Amid a "Crisis of Care" Works Cited Index

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Through the prism of an independent living program, Kelly explores a host of complex social and political issues related to the notion of "care" for people with disabilities.

About the Author

Christine Kelly is an assistant professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba and former Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. For more information about Kelly and her work, visit

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