Public lecture: Swedish Disability Rights Activists claim “Full Participation Now!”

Public lecture by Marie Sépulchre, PhD student, Sociology Department, Uppsala University, Sweden

Swedish Disability Rights Activists claim ’Full Participation Now!’ – Constructions of citizenship by disabled people in Sweden

Time: Thursday, 23 November 2017, 12:00 – 13:30, Room: S 163

This lecture explores the citizenship of disabled people in Sweden. The first part traces the development of the legal framework outlining the citizenship rights for persons with disabilities in Sweden. The second part examines the blog ‘Full Participation Now’, which was initiated by established disability rights activists in Sweden. The lecture discusses how these Swedish disability rights activists aim to challenge a situation that they define as ‘second-class citizenship’ and aspire to ‘full citizenship’. Continue reading Public lecture: Swedish Disability Rights Activists claim “Full Participation Now!”

Just released: “The Changing Disability Policy System: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1”

This essential volume (edited by Rune Halvorsen et al.) approaches the conditions for the Active Citizenship of persons with disabilities from a macro perspective and investigates diverse and changing forms of disability policy in nine European countries. It identifies the implications and policy lessons of the findings for future disability policy in Europe and beyond. Continue reading Just released: “The Changing Disability Policy System: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1”

CfP: 6th Annual conference of ALTER 2017. 6 – 7 July 2017, Lausanne (CH)

Disability, Recognition and “Community living”. Diversity of practises and plurality of values

The 6th Annual Conference of ALTER – European Society for Disability Research – aims to offer a European and international multidisciplinary view of disability research, taking into account both philosophical, socio-historical and political dimensions and subjective experiences of disability. It proposes to illuminate the diversity in forms of “community living”, as they are conceived, implemented and lived on different territorial scales (nations, regions, departments, cantons, communes) in relation to the wide variety of socio-historical, political and cultural configurations. Continue reading CfP: 6th Annual conference of ALTER 2017. 6 – 7 July 2017, Lausanne (CH)