The experience of disability activism through the development of the disability movement: how do disabled activists find their way in politics?
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SourceScandinavian Journal of Disability Research
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This paper reflects critically upon part of the findings of research about key activists' experience of disability politics in Cyprus from 1966 to 2004. Disabled activists' experience of politics is conceptualized through a critical analysis of the different stages they went through while struggling to develop the disability movement in the given social, cultural, political and historical context. Having located this research in the theoretical sphere of feminism and postmodernism I have developed a model to illustrate the strength of feminism and postmodernism in understanding disability, the contribution of feminism in explaining disability politics and the limitations of postmodernism in guiding powerful disability politics. Finally, I use this model to reflect critically on the need for theory to guide disability activism. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
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