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ERIC Number: EJ973696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Stepping outside Normative Neoliberal Discourse: Youth and Disability Meet--The Case of Jody McIntyre
Slater, Jenny
Disability & Society, v27 n5 p723-727 2012
In May 2010, amidst the "global financial crisis" a Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government succeeded a 12-year reign of New Labour in the United Kingdom, and ushered in massive welfare cuts. Although New Labour tabled major welfare and disability benefit reform, they arguably did not activate the harshest of these. This paper focuses on the backlash of youth and disability in the form of demonstrations; two groups that are being hit hard by the political shift to work-first welfare in an era of employment scarcity. The case of young disabled activist Jody McIntyre is used to explore parallels and divergences in neoliberal and "populist" discourses of "risky", "troubling" youth and disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom