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"Varför är du här? Du kan ju inte dansa!" En uppsats om funktionshinder, annorlundaskap och makt

Persson, Susanne (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay is a qualitative study concerned with questions about disability. I set out from a definition of disability which highlights non-disabled peoples´ participation in making a disabled person ?the Other?. My aim is to contribute to an understanding of the experiences of disabled people as well as problemize the way that normality and disability is socially constructed. The empirical material of the essay consists of qualitative interviews with disabled men and women and the essay is written with a critical perspective. The theoretical framework includes concepts such as normality, social construction and power. These have been analytical tools that I have used in order to analyze the interviews that I have made. With the aid of the... (More)
This essay is a qualitative study concerned with questions about disability. I set out from a definition of disability which highlights non-disabled peoples´ participation in making a disabled person ?the Other?. My aim is to contribute to an understanding of the experiences of disabled people as well as problemize the way that normality and disability is socially constructed. The empirical material of the essay consists of qualitative interviews with disabled men and women and the essay is written with a critical perspective. The theoretical framework includes concepts such as normality, social construction and power. These have been analytical tools that I have used in order to analyze the interviews that I have made. With the aid of the theoretical concepts I attempt to question ideals and notions that exist in our society. I also highlight unequal power relations and the importance of treating these as a democratic and political problem. (Less)
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author
Persson, Susanne
supervisor
organization
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
disability, normality, social construction, the Other, power, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1332747
date added to LUP
2005-11-08 00:00:00
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2005-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {This essay is a qualitative study concerned with questions about disability. I set out from a definition of disability which highlights non-disabled peoples´ participation in making a disabled person ?the Other?. My aim is to contribute to an understanding of the experiences of disabled people as well as problemize the way that normality and disability is socially constructed. The empirical material of the essay consists of qualitative interviews with disabled men and women and the essay is written with a critical perspective. The theoretical framework includes concepts such as normality, social construction and power. These have been analytical tools that I have used in order to analyze the interviews that I have made. With the aid of the theoretical concepts I attempt to question ideals and notions that exist in our society. I also highlight unequal power relations and the importance of treating these as a democratic and political problem.},
  author       = {Persson, Susanne},
  keyword      = {disability,normality,social construction,the Other,power,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Varför är du här? Du kan ju inte dansa!" En uppsats om funktionshinder, annorlundaskap och makt},
  year         = {2005},
}