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Ableism in Academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education

Brown, N and Leigh, J (Eds). (2020) Ableism in Academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education. UCL Press: London. Green open access

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Abstract

The aim of the collection is to provide an open engagement with ableism issues that is not confined by and restricted to disciplinary conventions or categories. As such, researchers and students will find the book interesting, as it offers a topic that has yet to be covered in this specific way of theorisation and personal experiences. Higher education researchers may be used to interdisciplinary approaches, but disability, chronic illness and neurodiversity are not commonly explored in these ways. For disability studies researcher, the approach of combining disability, chronic illness and neurodiversity will be novel, as from a disability studies point of view the three are seen as different experiences. From an ableism studies point of view, however, they are clearly related. Researchers from sociological studies will find this collection particularly fruitful and interesting, as the societal ramifications are laid bare. For staff and students in the tertiary sector this book provides theory and conceptualisation, theorisation and also personal interpretation of ableism in academia. Academic and non-academic staff members, as well as students will benefit from the combination of theory and experiences. The debates around ableism, equality, disabilities and inclusion are meeting the current trend within academia, and this book then offers a wide range of readings.

Type: Book
Title: Ableism in Academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education
ISBN-13: 978-1-78735-497-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787354975
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787354975
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Contributors, 2020 Collection © Editors, 2020 Figures © as noted under each one. This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Brown, N. and Leigh, J. (eds) 2020. Ableism in Academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education. London: UCL Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787354975 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Any third-party material in this book is published under the book’s Creative Commons licence unless indicated otherwise in the credit line to the material. If you would like to reuse any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Keywords: disability, ableism, academia, higher education
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10110703
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