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Critical Disability Studies in Social Work: Possibilities for Continued Dialogue

Section 13: Critical Disability Studies


From: Critical Social Work Praxis


Commentary on previous chapters and questions for critical thought. The author suggests that a critical disability approach to social work must respect the autonomy and self-determination of disabled people while rejecting ever-expending neoliberal and racist conceptions of practice as individualized, paternalistic and deficit oriented.



Nirmala Erevelles

Nirmala Erevelles is a professor of social and cultural studies in education at the University of Alabama. Her scholarship engages disability studies, critical race theory, transnational feminism, sociology of education and postcolonial studies.