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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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Self-Advocates and Allies Becoming Empowered

Self-Advocates and Allies Becoming Empowered

(p.118) Chapter 5 Self-Advocates and Allies Becoming Empowered
The Capacity Contract

Stacy Clifford Simplican

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter five reflects on my relationship with my brother with autism alongside my observations of a national self-advocacy conference. I argue that both show us three democratic tools--alliance, humor, and dance--that help reveal ableist anxieties as a way to foster democratic solidarity amid radical differences in human capacity.

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

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