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Comparative Study of Two Protest Marches for Disabled People's Rights (Spain 1933 – Bolivia 2011)

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This article aims to shed light on the Caravana de la integración en sillas de ruedas (wheelchair integration caravan), a group of around 20 physically disabled people, who travelled more than one thousand kilometres in wheelchairs from the Bolivian city of Trinidad to the capital, La Paz. The trip lasted 90 days (from 15 November 2011 to mid-February 2012) and aimed to assert their right to receive an allowance of 3,000 Bolivian pesos. In examining the specificity of this social movement, it seems relevant to compare it to another march organised by a group of Spanish disabled people in September 1933 between Zaragoza and Madrid. These Spanish activists were asking for employment in the government administration, and lifetime benefits for those who were not able to work. This comparison will look at both the environments that fostered the development of such protests and how this type of action has changed over time and adapted to the economic, social and technological changes in the 20 th century. We will also look at the different political impacts of these two marches.
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halshs-01695015 , version 1 (28-01-2018)

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Gildas Bregain. Comparative Study of Two Protest Marches for Disabled People's Rights (Spain 1933 – Bolivia 2011). Moving the Social. Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements, 2016, 56, pp.115-140. ⟨10.13154/mts.56.2016.115-140⟩. ⟨halshs-01695015⟩
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