Culture and Identity Disability

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  • Created on: 01-05-18 14:39
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  • Disability
    • Having an impairment that prevents people carrying out normal day-to-day activities
    • Disability is a label that categories people with impairments who do not meet the stereotype of 'normal'.
    • Disability is socially constructed by economic, environmental and cultural barriers which turn impairment into a disability
      • E.g  inaccessible educational / working / transport enviroments
    • Barnes
      • Media shows negative stereotypes of disabled people
    • Can be the reason for abuse, discrimination in education or employment
    • Goffman
      • Stigmatised or Spoiled identity
        • Prevents people from achieving full social acceptance
      • Impression Management
        • Inability to form an identity outside of 'disabled'

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