Resistance, transformation and the politics of hope: Imagining a way forward for the disabled people's movement
SourceDisability and Society
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The social model of disability has been a useful tool to shift the focus of disability as individual deficit to disability as a social construction in an oppressive society. However, a theory of political action is needed to create transformative change. This article develops resistance as a unifying political construct and tool for action. Four critical incidences from different historical eras and different global regions - India, the USA, Cyprus and Zimbabwe - offer examples of how resistance manifests itself and the ways it may be harnessed effectively by disabled individuals and by disabled people's movements to create and sustain change for a more just society. © Taylor & Francis.