Moving toward citizenship : voluntary disability organizations and the disability rights movement in the Maritimes, 1945-1982

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dc.contributor.advisor Twohig, Peter
dc.creator MacDonald, Jeremy A. W.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-07T15:10:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-07T15:10:32Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other HV1559 C2 M33 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/28218
dc.description iii, 130 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 123-130).
dc.description.abstract The post-war period saw tremendous medical and technological advancements with regard to disability in Canada. With these advancements, persons with disabilities began to express a desire for greater community access, employment and educational opportunities. This period also saw a proliferation of voluntary disability organizations in Canada. Many of these groups began as national in scope, and soon had provincial affiliates throughout the country. This thesis examines the evolution of disability organizations throughout Canada and the Maritimes, from their beginnings as primarily service and support-oriented groups, through to their role as key components in the Canadian disability rights movement beginning in the 1970s. This thesis contends that the movement in the Maritimes served as an important facet of the larger national one, and that the organizations that sprung from it served as an effective vehicle through which Canadian disability rights advocates expressed a desire for a greater sense of citizenship. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV1559.C2
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Maritime Provinces -- History
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Maritime Provinces -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Services for -- Maritime Provinces -- History
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- Maritime Provinces -- History
dc.title Moving toward citizenship : voluntary disability organizations and the disability rights movement in the Maritimes, 1945-1982 en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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