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Developments in Critical Disability Studies: Implications for Inclusive Education

A School of Education seminar
Speaker(s)Professor Dan Goodley (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Date6 December 2011
Time13:00 to 14:15
PlaceBaring Court 114

I have been trying recently to articulate what could be meant by a critical disability studies approach. My recent book (Disability Studies: an interdisciplinary introduction, Sage 2011) and a forthcoming paper (with Helen Meekosha, Critical disability studies: A review essay, for Critical Sociology), account for this emerging trans-disciplinary space through reference to a number of emerging insights including theorizing through materialism; bodies that matter; inter/transectionality; Global disability studies and self and other.

Many of these insights are developed further; by authors in a book I have edited with Bill Hughes and Lenny Davis (Disability and Social Theory, Palgrave McMillan, due late 2011). In this paper I briefly dis/entangle some themes of critical disability studies and their implications for inclusive education. While we may well start with disability I will suggest that we should never end with it as we learn from other transformative arenas including feminist, critical race and queer theories.

Audio recording available with University log in

Intended audienceStaff and students of Exeter University and visitors from other educational institutions and partnership schools
Registration informationBooking not required
CostFree of charge
OrganizerTamara Snell
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