Waldschmidt, Anne ORCID: 0000-0002-7371-3031 and Sepulchre, Marie ORCID: 0000-0002-0375-097X (2019). Citizenship: reflections on a relevant but ambivalent concept for persons with disabilities. Disabil. Soc., 34 (3). S. 421 - 449. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. ISSN 1360-0508

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Abstract

This article examines the significance of citizenship with respect to disability. The article first highlights the idea of citizenship as social contract'. This means the possession of civil, political, economic, cultural and social rights as well as the exercise of duties in society. Due to societal barriers, many disabled persons have difficulties fulfilling citizenship roles. Further, this article draws on citizenship theories; it examines three types of citizenship participation - the social citizen, the autonomous citizen and the political citizen - and discusses their promises and ableist implications. To counterbalance the exclusionary aspects of citizenship, we argue that human rights prove important. At the same time, human rights are more easily proclaimed than enforced and citizenship remains a precondition for effectively implementing human rights. The article concludes that citizenship is a relevant but also ambivalent concept when it comes to disability; it calls for a critical understanding of citizenship in Disability Studies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Waldschmidt, AnneUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-7371-3031UNSPECIFIED
Sepulchre, MarieUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-0375-097XUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-153613
DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2018.1543580
Journal or Publication Title: Disabil. Soc.
Volume: 34
Number: 3
Page Range: S. 421 - 449
Date: 2019
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Place of Publication: ABINGDON
ISSN: 1360-0508
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
DISABLED PEOPLE; UNITED-NATIONS; ASYLUM SEEKERS; UN CONVENTION; RIGHTS; CHALLENGES; CONSTRUCTION; IMMIGRATION; EXPERIENCES; MEANINGFULMultiple languages
Rehabilitation; Social Sciences, InterdisciplinaryMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/15361

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