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The Greek disability movement in the 1970s: Radical practices, transformative impact and European prospects

Dates:
  • Tue 15 Oct 2019 15.00 - 16.30
  Add to Calendar 2019-10-15 15:00 2019-10-15 16:30 Europe/Paris The Greek disability movement in the 1970s: Radical practices, transformative impact and European prospects

This seminar focuses on the Greek disability movement as a societal actor aiming at empowerment and participation in disability policy making through collective action both at the national and the European level. In doing so, Vassiliki Chalaza analyses the role of the Greek Blind movement in the legislative achievements regarding people with disabilities, and in the formation of blind identities and broader perceptions of disability in post-dictatorial Greece. By highlighting the institutional impact of the 1976 occupation of the Home of the Blind, the seminar aims to show how a grassroots movement contributed to democratization, and it challenges the dichotomy between institutional and societal accounts of democratic transitions. Therefore, it will also seek to account for the role of Greece’s prospective EC membership in the shaping of Greek disability policy.

This is the first seminar of the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre Seminar Series 2019-2020.

Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati

This seminar focuses on the Greek disability movement as a societal actor aiming at empowerment and participation in disability policy making through collective action both at the national and the European level. In doing so, Vassiliki Chalaza analyses the role of the Greek Blind movement in the legislative achievements regarding people with disabilities, and in the formation of blind identities and broader perceptions of disability in post-dictatorial Greece. By highlighting the institutional impact of the 1976 occupation of the Home of the Blind, the seminar aims to show how a grassroots movement contributed to democratization, and it challenges the dichotomy between institutional and societal accounts of democratic transitions. Therefore, it will also seek to account for the role of Greece’s prospective EC membership in the shaping of Greek disability policy.

This is the first seminar of the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre Seminar Series 2019-2020.


Location:
Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Historical Archives

Type:
Seminar series

Discussant:
Researcher Jacopo Cellini (Historical Archives of the European Union)

Organiser:
Micol Visciano

Speaker:
PhD Candidate Chalaza Vassiliki (University of the Aegean)

Contact:
Micol Visciano - Send a mail

Links:
The ADGRC Seminar Series
 
 
 

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