HODGE, Nick (2014). Unruly bodies at conference. Disability and Society, 29 (4), 655-658.
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Academic conferences embody a set of prescribed regulative practices. This article considers some of the tensions that arise when these normative expectations are disrupted by unruly bodies. As scholars of disability studies we lament the lack of understanding within an ableist society that is resistant to change. In this article however I invite us to explore closer to home to consider how unruly bodies might enable reflection on how disability is created even within our own ‘expert’ environments. It is argued here that new ways of conceptualising and accommodating behaviour at conference are required if these are to exemplify the inclusive and welcoming spaces desired by us all.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Sheffield Institute of Education|
|Depositing User:||Nick Hodge|
|Date Deposited:||03 Sep 2014 08:30|
|Last Modified:||12 Sep 2015 21:14|
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