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The Capacity ContractIntellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship$
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Stacy Clifford Simplican

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693979

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.001.0001

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Anxiety, Democracy, and Disability

Anxiety, Democracy, and Disability

(p.1) Introduction Anxiety, Democracy, and Disability
The Capacity Contract

Stacy Clifford Simplican

University of Minnesota Press

The Introduction describes dominant approaches to disability--measurement, care, and identity politics--and discusses how these frameworks constrain scholars’ interrogation of the relationship between disability and anxiety. Analyzing anxiety is vital as it reveals how democratic equality is unattainable as long as democratic membership is hinged to cognitive capacity.

Keywords:   Social contract, Feminist disability studies, Arendt, Rawls, Locke, Disability Rights, Democracy

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