This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins is able to then examine disability relationally through an evaluation of the contributions of groups engaged in similar human rights struggles. The book locates disability rights as a new social movement and provides an explanation for why disability has been divided rather than united in Australia. Finally, it investigates whether the recent campaign to implement a national disability insurance scheme represents a re-emergence of the movement. It will be of interest to all scholars and students of both disability studies and social movements.

chapter Chapter 1|14 pages

Positioning Disability in Australia

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

Philosophy and Disability

chapter Chapter 3|16 pages

Theory and Disability

chapter Chapter 4|24 pages

Disability in Australian History

chapter Chapter 7|4 pages

In Reflection