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									Rights of Inclusion
Chicago Series in Law and Society

Author: David M. Engel
Author: Frank W. Munger
Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionOneLife Story: Sara LaneLife Story: Jill GoldingLife Stories: Sara Lane and Jill Golding
TogetherIdentity and RightsTwoLife Story: Raymond MilitelloReinterpreting the Effects of RightsThreeLife
Story: Sid TeglerWork and IdentityFourLife Story: Georgia SteebDiscursive Frameworks and ADA
RightsFiveLife Story: Rosemary SauterThe Effect of Social Circumstances on Rights and IdentitySixLife
Story: Beth DevonGender and Disability RightsConclusionReferencesIndex
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Rights of Inclusion provides an innovative, accessible perspective on how civil rights legislation affects the
lives of ordinary Americans. Based on eye-opening and deeply moving interviews with intended
beneficiaries of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger argue
for a radically new understanding of rights-one that focuses on their role in everyday lives rather than in
formal legal claims.Although all sixty interviewees had experienced discrimination, none had filed a formal
protest or lawsuit. Nevertheless, civil rights played a crucial role in their lives. Rights improved their self-
image, enhanced their career aspirations, and altered the perceptions and assumptions of their
employers and coworkers-in effect producing more inclusive institutional arrangements. Focusing on
these long-term life histories, Engel and Munger incisively show how rights and identity affect one another
over time and how that interaction ultimately determines the success of laws such as the ADA.
Author Bio
David M. Engel
David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger are both professors of law at the State University of New York at
Buffalo. They are also both past presidents of the Law and Society Association. Engel is the coauthor of
Law and Community in Three American Towns. Munger is the editor of Laboring below the Line.


Frank W. Munger
David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger are both professors of law at the State University of New York at
Buffalo. They are also both past presidents of the Law and Society Association. Engel is the coauthor of
Law and Community in Three American Towns. Munger is the editor of Laboring below the Line.

								
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