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Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars

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Author(s): Gregor Wolbring

Journal: Societies
ISSN 2075-4698

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 75;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: ableism | ability studies | disability studies | society

ABSTRACT
This paper highlights the utility of an expanded ableism concept beyond how it is used in disability studies; expanding the concept of ableism so it connects with all aspects of societies and making ableism applicable to many academic fields. It introduces this expanded form of ableism as a new angle of cultural research and suggests it to be one possible venue for disability studies scholars to escape the ghettoization of their impact.
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