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Internalised ableism: Of the political and the personal

Leigh, Jennifer S. and Brown, Nicole (2020) Internalised ableism: Of the political and the personal. In: Ableism in academia: Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education. UCL Press, London, UK. 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:81409)

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Abstract

In this chapter we discuss how disability, chronic illness and neurodiversity are not only a personal matter, but intersect with the public and political. We explore both the personal journey an individual takes as they come to terms with their condition and the moral imperative that they feel to take action and raise awareness. Using the lens of embodiment and taking a reflexive, autoethnographic perspective, we provide insight into academia as a working environment, before moving onto consider the body in academia, the politics of being ill in academia and disability as a personal and political issue and how these might play out within a body.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: disability; chronic illness; neurodiversity; ableism; embodiment; reflexive
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 12:48 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 13:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81409 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Leigh, Jennifer S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3672-1462
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