Disabled People, Hate Crime and Citizenship

  • Alan Roulstone


This chapter explores the limits of disabled people’s citizenship in the early twenty-first century through the lens of the continued and arguably growing phenomenon of disablist hate crime. Superficially, citizenship seems to be afforded to all but there are social processes and constructions that serve to limit that access. The chapter questions the assumed convergence of abled and disabled citizenship, showing how classical constructions of citizenship display deficiencies which have serious consequences. Disablist hate is both evidence of limited citizenship and a very real barrier to full citizenship.


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  • Alan Roulstone
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