Topic 5 - Representations of diability

  • Created by: Ben_95
  • Created on: 28-05-14 15:57

There are two broad ways of viewing disability:

1. Disabled people are diabled by their physical and/or mental impairments. The disabled are dependent on the able-bodied.

2. The disabled are actuallt disabled by society. The disabled have to therefore negotiate a physical environment unsuited to their needs.

Barnes (1992) - identifed a number of recurring stereotypes of disabled people, which he claimed regualarly appear in the…


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