UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Using discourse analysis to study the experiences of women with learning disabilities

Scior, K; (2003) Using discourse analysis to study the experiences of women with learning disabilities. DISABIL SOC , 18 (6) 779 - 795. 10.1080/0968759032000119514.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

There has been a steady rise in interest in qualitative research methods in the area of learning disability over recent years. Discourse analysis has found relatively little use though, particularly in studying the experiences of people with learning disabilities directly, rather than the accounts of non-disabled informants. The present study used a discourse analytic approach in examining the accounts of women with learning disabilities, in order to arrive at an understanding how they position themselves in relation to gender and disability. The results indicate that, while the learning disability literature and services are largely 'gender blind', for women with learning disabilities gender and disability cannot be separated. Instead, they may be faced with marked contradictions and dilemmas when they position themselves within dominant discourses of gender, while also subject to powerful discourses of disability.

Type: Article
Title: Using discourse analysis to study the experiences of women with learning disabilities
DOI: 10.1080/0968759032000119514
Keywords: INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, LIFE-HISTORY, SEXUAL ABUSE, PEOPLE, DIFFICULTIES, THEMSELVES, ADULTS, LIVES
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/11827
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item