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ERIC Number: EJ1049659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Constructing Sexual Identities: People with Intellectual Disability Talking about Sexuality
Azzopardi-Lane, Claire; Callus, Anne-Marie
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v43 n1 p32-37 Mar 2015
This paper presented research undertaken in collaboration with a self-advocacy group using inclusive research methods and puts forward the views of people with intellectual disability on the topics of sexuality and relationships. The paper presents the perceptions of sexuality of the people with intellectual disability and how these are influenced by social and cultural norms. Using Judith Bulter's concept of performativity, the analysis of the findings shows how some people with intellectual disability accept the sexual norms that are ascribed to them, while others resist them. The paper also shows how the inclusive research process itself enabled the people with intellectual disability who took part to articulate their acceptance or resistance of these norms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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