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Ambassadors of social progress : a history of international blind activism in the Cold War

Title
Ambassadors of social progress : a history of international blind activism in the Cold War / Maria Cristina Galmarini.
ISBN
9781501773778
1501773771
9781501773785
9781501773792
Publication
Ithaca, New York : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary
"This book discusses the ways in which blind activists from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe entered the postwar international blind movement. It analyzes the intersectionality of disability and politics during the Cold War and the ways in which socialist disability activism was rooted in the socialist system of welfare"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Galmarini, Maria Cristina. Ambassadors of social progress Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2024
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 06, 2024
Series
NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies.
NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : Socialist Blind Activists, the International Disability Movement, and the Forgotten Legacies of the Cold War
A Communist Blind International
A Marshall Plan for the Blind of Europe
Socialist Blind Internationalism
East German and Soviet Membership in the World Council
Learning, Contributing, and Proving the Capacity of (Some) Blind People
Ambassadors of Social Progress or Obstacles to Integration?
"A Disability That Does Not Let Us See Borders on the Map of the World"
Epilogue : Postsocialism and the Global Traffic of Disability Ideas.
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