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Societies 2012, 2(3), 75-83; doi:10.3390/soc2030075
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Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars

Department of Community Health Sciences, Specialization in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N4N1, Canada
Received: 28 February 2012 / Revised: 14 June 2012 / Accepted: 29 June 2012 / Published: 6 July 2012
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Abstract

This paper highlights the utility of an expanded ableism concept beyond how it is used in disability studies; expanding the concept of ableism so it connects with all aspects of societies and making ableism applicable to many academic fields. It introduces this expanded form of ableism as a new angle of cultural research and suggests it to be one possible venue for disability studies scholars to escape the ghettoization of their impact.
Keywords: ableism; ability studies; disability studies; society ableism; ability studies; disability studies; society
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Wolbring, G. Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars. Societies 2012, 2, 75-83.

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