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Understanding disability with children's social capital

Allan J, Smyth G, I'Anson J & Mott J (2009) Understanding disability with children's social capital, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 9 (2), pp. 115-121.

This paper examines disability arts and its role in identifying exclusion and barriers to participation within society. The work of selected writers, poets and musicians is presented and its value as a form of ideological critique is explored. It is suggested that disability arts has the potential to succeed where other forms of ideological critique fails because of the way in which difference is deployed, playfully and pragmatically, in order to make a political difference.

social capital; disability

Subject headings
Sociology of disability; Discrimination against people with disabilities; Young adults Great Britain Attitudes; Children Great Britain Attitudes; Art Themes, motives; Music Social aspects; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Influence (Psychology)

AuthorsAllan Julie, Smyth Geri, I'Anson John, Mott Jane
Publication date07/2009
Publication date online28/07/2009
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
ISSN 1471-3802

Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs: Volume 9, Issue 2 (2009-07)

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