The University of Dundee, School of Education, Social Work & Community Education
Will be hosting a seminar by Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell*
Senior Lecturer in Disability Studies,Griffith University, Australia
"Out of the Shadows": Resilience and Living with Ableism
James Overboe (2007) and Fiona Kumari Campbell (2008, 2009) noted that disabled people experience reality through the prism of a 'normative shadow' which assumes the preferability of abledness and holds that disability is inherently negative and harmful. Whilst disabled people may experience periodic acute attacks on the integrity of their person in the form of hate crimes & the denial of access to goods and services, Campbell (2009) has argued that day-to-day, business as usual experiences of ableism not only wear disabled people and their families down, but can lead to internalised ableism. This seminar extends Campbell’s work through a discussion about the strategy to promote resiliency skills in the lives of disabled people to firstly reduce the effects of ableist harms/oppression and secondly as a tactic of resistance.
13th September 2010, 5–6.30 pm
* Author of Contours of Ableism: The Production of Disability and Abledness, Palgrave
Further information about room details etc, contact Dr Murray Simpson, email: [log in to unmask]
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