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Building AccessUniversal Design and the Politics of Disability$
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Aimi Hamraie

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901639

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.001.0001

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Epistemic Activism

Epistemic Activism

Design Expertise as a Site of Intervention

(p.131) Chapter 5 Epistemic Activism
Building Access

Aimi Hamraie

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 5 studies what I term “epistemic activism,” or activism that occurs within academic fields to shape social norms and practices. Specifically, this chapter shows how architects were enacting epistemic activism within the profession around issues of disability access while protesters were doing the same in more public forums.

Keywords:   Disability Race Citizenship Universal design Crip theory Politics Accessibility Ergonomics

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