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'Learning Difficulties', the Social Model of Disability and Impairment: Challenging epistemologies
Critical researchers enter into an investigation with their assumptions on the table, so no one is confused concerning the epistemological and political baggage they bring with them to the researchExpand
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Dis/entangling critical disability studies
Recently there has been discussion about the emergence of critical disability studies. In this paper I provide an inevitably partial and selective account of this trans-disciplinary space throughExpand
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Self Advocacy in the Lives of People with Learning Difficulties: The Politics of Resilience
Section 1 Setting the agenda: introduction self-advocacy and people with learning difficulties self-advocacy, impairment and the social model of disability researching self-advocacy. Section 2 LivingExpand
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Towards socially just pedagogies: Deleuzoguattarian critical disability studies
Socially just pedagogies call for sensitivity to politics and culture. In this paper I will uncover some key challenges in relation to working pedagogically with disabled people through theExpand
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Tales of Hidden Lives: A critical examination of life history research with people who have learning difficulties
This paper explores the use of life history research with people who have learning difficulties. [1] A number of strengths and weaknesses associated with the life history as a method of impartingExpand
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Making connections: the relevance of the social model of disability for people with learning difficulties
Summary The present paper explores the social model of disability and its significance for people with learning difficulties. The authors argue that, while the social model has been adopted as anExpand
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The linear medical model of disability: mothers of disabled babies resist with counter-narratives.
This paper draws on the narratives of parents of disabled babies in order to conceptualise notions of enabling care. This analysis emerges from the Sheffield site of an ESRC research project Parents,Expand
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Becoming rhizomatic parents: Deleuze, Guattari and disabled babies
In order for the sociological study of disability to enable, then it must be ready to conceptualize complex terrains of knowledge and activism. Research has to work alongside disabled people, theirExpand
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Doing Disability Research: Activist lives and the academy
The relationship between the academy and the disability movement is a problematic one. Disability researchers based in the academic world who align themselves with the social model of disability faceExpand
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Storying Disability and Impairment: Retrospective Accounts of Disabled Family Life
Much previous British research on disability and its effects on family life has seen impairment as a personal or family tragedy. In this article, the authors describe current English research that isExpand
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