Title

Validating critical avoidance: Professional social work, mental health service users/survivors, and the academy

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Editor(s)

Bolt, D., & Penketh, C.

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

19992

Comments

Originally published as:

Boxall, K., & Beresford, P. (2015). Validating critical avoidance: Professional social work, mental health service users/survivors, and the academy. In Bolt, D., & Penketh, C. (Eds.), Disability, avoidance and the academy (pp. 90-98). Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Original paper available here.

Abstract

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.

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DOI

10.4324/9781315717807

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