Well, I know this is going to sound very strange to you, but I don't see myself as a disabled person: Identity and Disability

Watson, N. (2002) Well, I know this is going to sound very strange to you, but I don't see myself as a disabled person: Identity and Disability. Disability and Society, 17(5), pp. 509-527.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on issues of disabled people's notions of self-identity & is grounded in their accounts around their own self & identity. It starts with a brief description of what Hall (1996) describes as the two main schools of thought on identity. It then moves on to explore & discuss the self, & the embodied nature of self, & then explores the place of identity in disability studies. Disabled people's accounts around self-identification are then presented. The analysis of the data suggests that many of the informants do not see themselves as disabled & do not identify as disabled people. The political consequences of this are briefly examined. The views of those who identified as disabled are also explored. 52 References. Adapted from the source document

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Handicapped, Identity, Self Concept, Identity, Disability
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watson, Professor Nicholas
Authors: Watson, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Disability and Society
ISSN:0968-7599

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