Monday, March 17, 2008

Voices from the Edge

O'Brien, R. (2004). Voices from the edge: Narrative about the Americans with Disabilities Act. New York: Oxford University Press.

When many people think of the Disability Rights movement the first thing they think of is the American's with Disabilities Act. At face value the ADA seems to be an expression of the goals of the disability rights movement. But what is the outcome of the ADA in the lives of people with disabilities? In Voices from the Edge Ruth O'Brien brings together personal accounts of discrimination and pairs it with legal as well as social research to paint a rich picture of how people with disabilities are being impacted by this law.

For an in-depth review check out Richard Scotch's for the American Political Science Association's Law and Political Book Reviews.

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