The Disabled Proletariat and Ableist Bourgeoisie: Tracking the Dialectic through Political Action

carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor'sen_US
carrollscholars.object.departmentSociologyen_US
carrollscholars.object.majorSociologyen_US
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpringen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDolan, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorConroe, Sean
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-06T02:21:43Z
dc.date.available2021-05-06T02:21:43Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.description.abstractPassed in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is landmark legislation in the progress of disabled Americans’ civil rights. Despite this, disabled people remain an underclass oppressed by an ableist population. This study examines the political actions of both groups though Marxist Social Conflict Theory. Using content analysis of news media since the passage of the ADA, we examine the dialectic between the Disabled Proletariat (DP) and Ableist Bourgeoisie (AB) by tracking the political actions of both parties and finding trends throughout the 30-year legacy of the affirmative ADA. This research sheds light on an active but uneven dialectic where the AB serves as an oppressive, managing force for a DP that has never wanted to be a poorly dignified underclass.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/10460
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Disabled Proletariat and Ableist Bourgeoisie: Tracking the Dialectic through Political Actionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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