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Disability, Mothers, and Organization: Accidental Activists Melanie Panitch

Disability, Mothers, and Organization: Accidental Activists

Melanie Panitch

Published August 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781135903749
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234 pages
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 About the Book 

This book examines how and why mothers with disabled children became activists. Leading campaigns to close institutions and secure human rights, these women learned to mother as activists, struggling in their homes and communities against theMoreThis book examines how and why mothers with disabled children became activists. Leading campaigns to close institutions and secure human rights, these women learned to mother as activists, struggling in their homes and communities against the debilitating and demoralizing effects of exclusion. Activist mothers recognized the importance of becoming advocates for change beyond their own families and contributed to building an organization to place their issues on a more public scale. In highlighting this under-examined movement, this book contributes to the scholarship on Disability Studies, Womens Students, Sociology, and Social Movement Studies.