Breakdown is built into it: a politics of resilience in a disabling world
MetadataShow full item record
This article is published under the Open Access publishing model and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ Please refer to the licence to obtain terms for any further reuse or distribution of this work.
My aim in this paper is to engage with definitions of disability and resilience. Despite the changing social position of people with disabilities in the community, notions of resilience are often invoked to describe the experience of people with disability and attributes of successful (often considered ‘inspiring’) people with disability. Drawing on Runswick-Cole and Goodley’s argument that individualising qualities of resilience in inspirational people with disabilities has not benefitted people with disabilities, this paper reveals the importance of resilience as a response to social oppression. People with disabilities in their formation of a disability cultural movement are reworking and redefining resilience as a response to oppression.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Buchanan, Angus; Thomson, Allyson; Black, Melissa (2019)Executive Summary A significant proportion of children and adolescents in out-of-home care have one or more disabilities. Children and young people with disabilities, experience of trauma, challenging behaviours, and other ...
Disabling chronic low back pain as an iatrogenic disorder: A qualitative study in Aboriginal AustraliansLin, I.; O'Sullivan, Peter; Coffin, J.; Mak, D.; Toussaint, S.; Straker, Leon (2013)Objectives: To determine the low back pain beliefs of Aboriginal Australians; a population previously identified as protected against the disabling effects of low back pain due to cultural beliefs. Design: Qualitative ...
Using smartphones to navigate urban spaces: People with disabilities and the role of mobile technologies in three WA locationsKent, Michael; Ellis, Katie; Locke, Kathryn; Hollier, Scott; Denney, A. (2017)People with disabilities report a number of consistently disabling access issues while moving through urban environments. These can result in social isolation and cause people with disability to avoid going to new or hard ...