Ableism as transformative practice

Campbell, Fiona Kumari (2014) Ableism as transformative practice. In: Rethinking anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive theories for social work practice. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, UK, pp. 78-92. ISBN 978-1-137-02397-1


[Introduction]: There has been an assortment of ways to think about and designate disability and corporeal difference. We are familiar with the biomedical approach and more recent concept of the social model of disability which links the designation 'disability' to capitalist economy and social organisation. In the past decade, these approaches have been revised and developed into a relational-cultural model which sees disability and ableness in terms of an evolution; an interaction between the impairment and the environment, the person and others, the individual and their current and remembered selves (Goodley, 2013). Much of the research in Western countries has taken individualised modes instead of uncovering the processes of ableness that sustain the existence of disability as an operational difference (Campbell, 2011).

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 02:53
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 23:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability studies; studies in ableism; social work practice
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory

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