Citizenship and Vulnerability

Disability and Issues of Social and Political Engagement

  • Angharad E. Beckett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 200-214

About this book


Drawing on new empirical research with disabled people in the UK, and considering the work of theorists such as Berlin, Habermas and Mouffe, Ellison's ideas of proactive and defensive engagement and Turner's 'sociology of the body', Beckett proposes a new model of 'active' citizenship that rests upon an understanding of 'vulnerable personhood'.


disability empirical research research sociology work

Authors and affiliations

  • Angharad E. Beckett
    • 1
  1. 1.Durham UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54352-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50129-4
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