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Disability and Citizenship in the Life and Fiction of Jean Little

Show simple item record Carstairs, Catherine Kruth, Sydney 2017-05-04T19:07:09Z 2017-05-04T19:07:09Z 2017-03-01
dc.description Poster was part of 'What We Know' display, held on March 1, 2017 at the Quebec Street Mall in Downtown Guelph. At 'What We Know,' the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute brought together 50 posters featuring diverse research on Guelph and Wellington from community organizations, municipal staff, faculty and students. Topics included feral cats, farmland loss, food waste, the wellbeing of children and more - all specific to Guelph and Wellington. en_US
dc.description.abstract Guelph-based Jean Little was one of the first children's authors to deal extensively with issues of disability. Her views towards disability were affected by her own experience of visual impairment, but also by her family's missionary work abroad and their commitment to social justice at home. While disability historians have often stressed the development of the "social model" of disability as being key to the creation of a disability rights movement, this project suggests that disabled activism also had much to do with Canada's emerging self-definition as a place that stressed the importance of good citizenship, equality and inclusion. en_US
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dc.subject What we know en_US
dc.subject Guelph en_US
dc.subject Jean Little en_US
dc.subject Canadian authors en_US
dc.subject disability fiction en_US
dc.subject visual impairment en_US
dc.subject citizenship en_US
dc.subject equality en_US
dc.subject inclusion en_US
dc.title Disability and Citizenship in the Life and Fiction of Jean Little en_US
dc.type Conference Poster en_US

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