Question of Access Disability, Space, Meaning
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: Values such as ‘access’ and ‘inclusion’ are unquestioned in the contemporary educational landscape. But many methods of addressing these issues — installing signs, ramps, and accessible washrooms — frame disability only as a problem to be ‘fixed.’ The Question of Accessinvestigates the social meanings of access in contemporary university life from the perspective of Cultural Disability Studies.Through narratives of struggle and analyses of policy and everyday practices, Tanya Titchkosky shows how interpretations of access reproduce conceptions of who belongs, where and when. Titchkosky examines how the bureaucratization of access issues has affected understandings of our lives together in social space. Representing ‘access’ as a beginning point for how disability can be rethought, rather than as a mere synonym for justice, The Question of Accessallows readers to critically question their own implicit conceptions of disability, non-disability, and access.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 9/10/2011
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Tanya Titchkosky is an associate professor and an associate department chair at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.