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Disabled Children's Childhood Studies - A Distinct Approach?

Jun 22, 2017, 11:30AM-2:30PM

In disabled children’s childhood studies, disabled children are not viewed as necessarily having problems or being problems, but as having childhoods. Disabled children’s childhood studies emerged from the concerns of young disabled people, their families and allies at a series of conferences. Three guiding principles have reorientated research and theory away from deficit views of childhood and disability to centring disabled children’s voices; developing ethical practice; and questioning the norms of "ideal" or "typical" Western notions of childhood. The presentation ends with questions around scholarly activism and creative forms of engagement, with disabled children and young people as a vital source of resistance to indifference.


Location:S802 Ross Building
Sponsor:School of Social Work and the Children's Studies Program, LA&PS
Posted by:Cheryl Cowdy and Maria Liegghio
Web Sitehttp://chst.huma.laps.yorku.ca/2017/05/2017-chamberlain-lecture-dr-tillie-curran-disabled-childrens-
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