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Invisible disability, unacknowledged diversity

Finesilver, Carla and Leigh, Jennifer S and Brown, Nicole (2020) Invisible disability, unacknowledged diversity. In: Ableism in academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education. UCL Press, London, UK. ISBN 978-1-78735-499-9. E-ISBN 978-1-78735-497-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:81408)

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Abstract

In this chapter we use an embodied lens to examine the physical and emotional stress that is placed upon an academic’s body when it is subject to an invisible disability or chronic illness, and how the presence of such a condition brings our bodies into visibility. We consider this particularly in the context of disability, and the consequence and impact of invisible and fluctuating disability in a society that often understands only visible, physical, stable conditions. We use fictionalised extracts that draw from real-life experiences in order to examine and highlight the emotional reality of being an academic and living with an invisible disability or fluctuating illness before discussing the impact of a body that will not ever be absent or dys-appear.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: diversity
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Jennifer Leigh
Date Deposited: 27 May 2020 12:43 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81408 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Leigh, Jennifer S: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3672-1462
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