The three Ds of welfare reform: disability, disgust and deservingness

@article{Soldatic2009TheTD,
  title={The three Ds of welfare reform: disability, disgust and deservingness},
  author={Karen Soldatic and Barbara Pini},
  journal={Australian Journal of Human Rights},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={77 - 95}
}
Public policy discourses on disability frequently reference emotions such as shame or pity to describe the lived experience of disabled people. While sociological research within the emotional realm is re-emerging as a growing area of interest, little work appears to have explored the relationship of emotions in articulating notions of deservingness that are a significant part of public policy discourses on disability. This is curious, considering that normative conceptions of deservingness… 
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