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Social Science People With Disabilities

Disability Politics and Care

The Challenge of Direct Funding

by (author) Christine Kelly

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2016
People with Disabilities, Social Policy, Home Care
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“We do not need care!” is a rallying cry for disability movements. It is informed by a recognition that a lack of choice over simple care decisions – like what to eat or what to wear – is a subtle yet pervasive form of violence endured by many disabled people. Disability Politics and Care examines an independent living program to explore what happens when people with disabilities take control of their own care arrangements. Christine Kelly documents responses by a wide range of stakeholders of this program and reflects on some of its broader social and political implications.

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Contributor Notes

Christine Kelly is an assistant professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba and former Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. For more information about Kelly and her work, visit

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