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ERIC Number: EJ833466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Aversive Disablism: Subtle Prejudice toward Disabled People
Deal, Mark
Disability & Society, v22 n1 p93-107 Jan 2007
Blatant forms of prejudice towards disabled people appear to be disappearing in the UK. However, subtle forms of prejudice remain and may be highly damaging to the achievement of the vision of disabled people being "respected and included as equal members of society". In order to assist placing subtle forms of prejudice within a framework, the term aversive disablism is introduced, developed from aversive racism theory and building on Miller, Parker and Gillinson's definition of disablism: "discriminatory, oppressive or abusive behaviour arising from the belief that disabled people are inferior to others". Aversive disablists recognize disablism is bad but do not recognize that they themselves are prejudiced. Likewise, aversive disablism, like aversive racism, is often unintentional.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom