Theorising the position of people with learning difficulties within disability studies: progress and pitfalls

Kirsten Stalker

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    Abstract

    This chapter aims to give an overview of how far, in what ways and how effectively learning difficulties has been theorised within DS. It includes an examination of the concept of impairment, a highly contested area, but key to different ways of understanding the experiences of people with learning difficulties. The chapter concludes with some suggestions for future directions of travel. I am using the term ‘people with learning difficulties’ because that is the preferred term of the self-advocacy movement.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Disability Studies
    EditorsNick Watson, Alan Roulstone, Carol Thomas
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Pages122-135
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2012

    Keywords

    • disability
    • learning difficulties
    • disability studies
    • theory

    Cite this

    Stalker, K. (2012). Theorising the position of people with learning difficulties within disability studies: progress and pitfalls. In N. Watson, A. Roulstone, & C. Thomas (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies (pp. 122-135).