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Rather than embracing difference as a reflection of wider society, academic ecosystems seek to normalise and homogenise ways of working and of being a researcher. As a consequence, ableism in academia is endemic. However, to date no attempt has been made to theorise experiences of ableism in academia. Ableism in Academia provides an interdisciplinary outlook on ableism that is currently missing. Through reporting research data and exploring personal experiences, the contributors theorise and conceptualise what it means to be/work outside the stereotypical norm. The volume brings together a range of perspectives, including feminism, post-structuralism, crip theory and disability theory, and draws on the width and breadth of a number of related disciplines. Contributors use technicism, leadership, social justice theories and theories of embodiment to raise awareness and increase understanding of the marginalised – that is, those academics who are not perfect. These theories are placed in the context of neoliberal academia, which is distant from the privileged and romanticised versions that exist in the public and internalised imaginations of academics, and used to interrogate aspects of identity, aspects of how disability is performed, and to argue that ableism is not just a disability issue. This timely collection of chapters will be of interest to researchers in Disability Studies, Higher Education Studies and Sociology, and to those researching the relationship between theory and personal experience across the Social Sciences.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. List of figures and tables
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  1. List of contributors
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Preface
  2. Nicole Brown, Jennifer Leigh
  3. pp. xiv-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Theorising ableism in academia
  2. Nicole Brown
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. The significance of crashing past gatekeepers of knowledge: Towards full participation of disabled scholars in ableist academic structures
  2. Claudia Gillberg
  3. pp. 11-30
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  1. 2. I am not disabled: Difference, ethics, critique and refusal of neoliberal academic selves
  2. Francesca Peruzzo
  3. pp. 31-50
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  1. 3. Disclosure in academia: A sensitive issue
  2. Nicole Brown
  3. pp. 51-73
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  1. 4. Fibromyalgia and me
  2. Divya Jindal-Snape
  3. pp. 74-75
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  1. 5. A practical response to ableism in leadership in UK higher education
  2. Nicola Martin
  3. pp. 76-102
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  1. 6. Autoimmune actions in the ableist academy
  2. Alice Andrews
  3. pp. 103-123
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  1. 7. ‘But you don’t look disabled’: Non-visible disabilities, disclosure and being an ‘insider’ in disability research and ‘other’ in the disability movement and academia
  2. Elisabeth Griffiths
  3. pp. 124-142
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  1. 8. Invisible disability, unacknowledged diversity
  2. Carla Finesilver, Jennifer Leigh, Nicole Brown
  3. pp. 143-160
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  1. 9. Imposter
  2. Jennifer A. Rode
  3. pp. 161-163
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  1. 10. Internalised ableism: Of the political and the personal
  2. Jennifer Leigh, Nicole Brown
  3. pp. 164-181
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  1. 11. From the personal to the political: Ableism, activism and academia
  2. Kirstein Rummery
  3. pp. 182-201
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  1. 12. The violence of technicism: Ableism as humiliation and degrading treatment
  2. Fiona Kumari Campbell
  3. pp. 202-224
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  1. 13. A little bit extra
  2. El Spaeth
  3. p. 225
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  1. Concluding thoughts: Moving forward
  2. Nicole Brown, Jennifer Leigh
  3. pp. 226-236
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  1. Afterword
  2. Jennifer Leigh, Nicole Brown
  3. pp. 237-238
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 239-245
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787354975
Related ISBN(s)
9781787354982
MARC Record
OCLC
1198373760
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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