Validating critical avoidance: Professional social work, mental health service users/survivors, and the academy
Place of Publication
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Bolt, D., & Penketh, C.
School of Arts and Humanities
Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability studies and disability theory is indicative of social prejudice and highlights, conversely, how the academy can and does engage with disability studies.