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ERIC Number: EJ1164109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
Extremism and Disability Chic
Kauffman, James M.; Badar, Jeanmarie
Exceptionality, v26 n1 p46-61 2018
The word chic refers to something fashionable or stylish. Chic varies for individuals and groups and with time and place. Something chic may have desirable or undesirable long-term consequences. Disability and extremism are also changeable concepts, depending on comparison to social norms. People with disabilities should have the option of being chic. However, disability itself should not become chic, nor should ineffective or harmful treatments of disabilities or extreme models of service delivery, even if some consider them chic. Disability chic refers to a form of extremism that includes undesirable, distorted positive perceptions and denial of disability, as well as inappropriate responses to it. People are gifts whether they have disabilities or not, but disabilities are not gifts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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