Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, by Pamela Block, Devva Kasnitz, Akemi Nishida, Nick Pollard

By Pamela Block, Devva Kasnitz, Akemi Nishida, Nick Pollard

This e-book explores the idea that of "occupation" in incapacity way past conventional medical formulations of incapacity: it considers incapacity now not when it comes to pathology or impairment, yet as a variety of specific social identities and reviews which are formed through seen or invisible diagnoses/impairments, socio-cultural perceptions and environmental obstacles and provides cutting edge principles on the way to follow theoretical education to actual international contexts. encouraged through incapacity justice and “Disability Occupy Wall highway / Decolonize incapacity” events within the US and similar routine out of the country, this publication builds on politically engaged serious techniques to incapacity that intersect occupational remedy, incapacity reviews and anthropology. "Occupying incapacity" will supply a discursive area the place the recommendations of incapacity, tradition and profession meet serious concept, activism and the inventive arts. the idea that of “occupation” is deliberately a relocating objective during this ebook. a few chapters speak about occupying areas as a sort of protest or however, protesting opposed to territorial occupations. Others current occupations as framed or problematized in the fields of occupational treatment and occupational technology and anthropology as engagement in significant actions. The contributing authors come from numerous specialist, educational and activist backgrounds to incorporate views from idea, perform and reviews of incapacity. Emergent subject matters comprise: all of the variations of the concept that of "occupy," incapacity justice/decolonization, marginalization and minoritization, expertise, fight, creativity and alter. This booklet will interact clinicians, social scientists, activists and artists in dialogues approximately incapacity as a theoretical build and lived adventure.

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The Occupy Oakland medics were the first to respond on the scene. As one of the medics, a young black man, said later, “I have been to 79 funerals in my 22 years of life. ” Later other people made the point that if a young black man is shot in Oakland it usually never makes the news. I am young, female, a wheelchair user and I am white. I have had an intense education in the past month, on what my city is really like for much of its population—and it is devastating. ” and it was made clear this was not a space that would welcome or negotiate with police.

1007/978-94-017-9984-3_3 31 32 M. Aoyama Minamata disease is a type of poisoning caused when mercury from factory wastes polluted the sea and accumulated in fish and shellfish; people who then ate contaminated seafood became ill. Humans have used mercury since antiquity and there have been numerous cases of mercury poisoning, especially from industrial uses of mercury in silver production (UNESCO 2012). In contrast to these incidents, Minamata was the first known case of mercury poisoning through the food chain and Minamata became widely known as one of the most serious examples of postwar industrial pollution (Harada 2004).

24 S. Taylor et al. Cut Corporate Welfare: A black and white drawing done in pen of a young man in a power wheelchair. The man has short hair and he is wearing glasses. A pillow hangs around the back of his neck to support his head. A water bottle sits behind him in the right side of his chair. He looks determined. 6 Other Voices: OWS and CUIDO Jean Stewart Marg Hall We were born in an occupation. Communities United in Defense of Olmstead (CUIDO) grew out of a 2010 month-long disability protest encampment in Berkeley, California.

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