Principal Investigator: Prof Katherine Runswick-Cole
|Start Date||July 2013|
|End Date||June 2015|
Economic and Social Research Council
|Project Team||Prof Katherine Runswick-Cole
Prof Rebecca Lawthom
|External Providers and Collaborators||The University of Sheffield; The University of Bristol; The University of Northumbria; The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities; Manchester Learning Disability Partnership; Independent Living Advisors; Pathways Associates; Mencap; SpeakUp Self-Advocacy
Prof Katherine Runswick-Cole
Professor of Critical Disability Studies & Psychology
+44 (0)161 247 2906
This project explores the current context of austerity in England and asks how are disabled people with learning disabilities (LD) faring? The project has three strands of inquiry. The first strand examines the role of circles of support in the lives of people with LD; the second strand considers opportunities for employment for people with LD; and the third explores the role of self-advocacy in the lives of people with LD.
Goodley, D. Lawthom, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Poshuman disability studies", Subjectivity
Goodley, D., Lawthom, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Dis/ability, and austerity: beyond work and slow death", Disability & Society, 29 (6) 908-984
Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K., (2014) "Becoming dis/human: thinking about the human through disability", Discourse: Cultural politics of education. Published online.
Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Big Society? Disabled people with the label of learning disability and the queer(y)ing of civil society", Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. Published online
See also www.bigsocietydis.wordpress.com for presentations, blog posts, summary impact cards & animations from the project.