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Disability, mothers, and organization : accidental activists

Author: Melanie Panitch
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: New approaches in sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 the debilitating and demoralizing effects of exclusion. Activist mothers recognized the importance of becoming advocates for change beyond their own families and contributed to  Read more...
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Panitch, Melanie.
Disability, mothers, and organization.
New York : Routledge, 2008
(OCoLC)989691268
Named Person: Jo Dickey; Audrey Cole; Paulette Berthiaume; Paulette Berthiaume; Audrey Cole; Jo Dickey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Panitch
ISBN: 0415958504 9780415958509
OCLC Number: 144547646
Description: xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Accidental activists and the Canadian Association for Community Living --
Categories and constructs : the mothering role and activist mothering --
Founding the organization --
The activist mothers --
The campaign to close institutions --
The campaign to secure human rights --
Listening in stereo to activist mothers --
The imprint of activist mothers --
Appendix: Resolutions.
Series Title: New approaches in sociology.
Responsibility: Melanie Panitch.
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Highlights women's role in the disability rights movement by exploring how mothers of disabled children are propelled into activist roles when they encounter policies and restriction that interfere  Read more...

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