Naming, blaming and claiming ablism: the lived experiences of lawyers and advocates with disabilities

Harpur, Paul (2014) Naming, blaming and claiming ablism: the lived experiences of lawyers and advocates with disabilities. Disability and Society, 29 8: 1234-1247. doi:10.1080/09687599.2014.923749


Author Harpur, Paul
Title Naming, blaming and claiming ablism: the lived experiences of lawyers and advocates with disabilities
Journal name Disability and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0968-7599
1360-0508
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09687599.2014.923749
Volume 29
Issue 8
Start page 1234
End page 1247
Total pages 14
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The social model explains that different abilities are not the true cause of disablement. Ablist institutions and practices construct a certain level of ability as disability. How do people respond when they are being disabled by society? This study analyses how 28 advocates and lawyers with disabilities respond when they confront ablism. This study employs the naming, blaming and claiming model to map the conduct of 28 lawyers and advocates with disabilities from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Despite their empowered position, participants often did not claim for every act of ablism. This study analyses why participants did not claim. One of the primary issues raised by participants was a gap between the range of parties who caused disablement in society and the way in which anti-discrimination laws attributed duties.
Keyword Anti discrimination laws
Lawyers’ responses
Ablism naming
Blaming
Claiming
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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