People with intellectual disabilities as bloggers: what's social capital got to do with it anyway?

MCCLIMENS, Alex and GORDON, Frances (2009). People with intellectual disabilities as bloggers: what's social capital got to do with it anyway? Journal of intellectual disabilities, 13 (1), 19-30.

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Abstract

The concept of social capital, the socially constructed category of intellectual disability and the social practice of blogging may appear initially to be unconnected. In this study we report on an attempt to link the three as we examine the consequences of giving a group of people with intellectual disability supported access to the Internet and specifically to that section of cyberspace known as the ;blogosphere'. Using the Social Capital Question Bank as a framework, we interrogate the data in an attempt to discover whether the qualities associated with successful inclusion within society might be available via the blogging community. Along the way we touch on issues related to policy, daily life and who or what counts as a friend.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1177/1744629509104486
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010 16:05
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 16:05
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2271

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