Unruly bodies at conference

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.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2014.894749
Page Range: 655-658
Depositing User: Nick Hodge
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 08:30
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:38
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8333

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