Disability Rights as Social Movement in Argentina Public Deposited

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  • February 26, 2019
  • Zakin, Zoe
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Global Studies
  • In this paper I will investigate disability rights in Argentina—their history, current status, and future goals. My primary research question is given that Argentina has great potential for a strong social movement to achieve disability rights, why has one not yet developed? In order to continue with the proposition that there is no “strong social movement,” first we must ask: what is a social movement in this context? And what is the status of disability rights and activism in Argentina today, if they do not form one? A subsequent sub-question asks what are the barriers to a full-fledged social movement forming? Finally, I’ll question whether a social movement, in the ways its been described by Western social movement theory, would even be the most effective model to achieve the desired disability rights in Argentina. To answer this, we must also ask what disability rights still need to be fulfilled, and what do activists most desire from their actions? I will continue this introduction by sharing how I came to my questions and my methodology for answering them.
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  • Funding: Tom and Elizabeth Long Excellence Fund for Honors
  • Funding: Julia Crane Award for Research in Latin America, Granted by the Institute for Study of the Americas
  • Ahuja, Neel
  • Bachelor of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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