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Backlash against the ADA : reinterpreting disability rights

Author: Linda Hamilton Krieger
Publisher: Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, ©2003.
Series: Corporealities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For civil rights lawyers who had toiled through the 1980s in the increasingly barren fields of race and sex discrimination law, the seemingly charmed passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act through the U.S. House and Senate and across a Republican president's desk in 1990 seemed almost fantastical. Not long after the act's effective date, however, members of the disability community began to voice fears of an
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Backlash against the ADA.
Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606980984
Online version:
Backlash against the ADA.
Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)608212804
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Hamilton Krieger
ISBN: 047209825X 9780472098255 0472068253 9780472068258
OCLC Number: 50124537
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Linda Hamilton Krieger --
Accommodation and the ADA: unreasonable bias or biased reasoning / Harlan Hahn --
Judicial backlash, the ADA, and the civil rights model of disability / Matthew Diller --
Bending over backwards: disability, narcissism, and the law / Lennard J. Davis --
Plain meaning and mitigating measures: judicial construction of the meaning of disability / Wendy E. Parmet --
ADA and the meaning of disability / Kay Schriner and Richard K. Scotch --
Psychiatric disabilities, the American with Disabilities Act, and the new Workplace Violence Account / Vicki A. Laden and Gregory Schwartz --
From Plessy (1896) and Goesart (1948) to Cleburne (1985) and Garret (2001): a chill wind from the past blows equal protection away / Anita Silvers and Michael Ashley Stein --
Backlash, the political economy, and structural exclusion / Marta Russell --
Administrative remedies and legal disputes: evidence on key controversies underlying implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act / Stephen L. Percy --
Death of Section 504 / Ruth Colker --
Sociolegal backlash / Linda Hamilton Krieger.
Series Title: Corporealities.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Hamilton Krieger.
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For civil rights lawyers who had toiled through the 1980s in the increasingly barren fields of race and sex discrimination law, the seemingly charmed passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act through the U.S. House and Senate and across a Republican president's desk in 1990 seemed almost fantastical. Not long after the act's effective date, however, members of the disability community began to voice fears of an unfolding assault on the ADA by federal judges, the media, and other national opinion makers. After the Supreme Court issued decisions sharply limiting the ADA's reach, followed by a decision the following summer invalidating an entire title of the act as it applied to the states, disability activists and disability rights lawyers were speaking openly of a backlash against the ADA. What happened, why did it happen, and what can we learn from the patterns of public, media, and judicial response to the ADA that emerged in the past decade? In this book, a distinguished group of disability.

Activists, disability rights lawyers, and scholars from political science, history, law, sociology, psychology, and English literature whose work centers on disability grapple with these questions. Taken together, these essays construct and illustrate a powerful new model of socio-legal change and retrenchment that can inform both scholarship and activism. This book will interest disability rights activists, lawyers, law students and legal scholars interested in social justice and social change movements, and students and scholars in disability studies, political science, media studies, American studies, social movement theory, and legal history. Book jacket.

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