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The oppression of women with disabilities : can feminist educational theory be a force for change?

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The oppression of women with disabilities : can feminist educational theory be a force for change?

Chapman, Natalie (1998) The oppression of women with disabilities : can feminist educational theory be a force for change? Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study focuses on how the experiences of women with disabilities should be included in critical feminist theory so as to develop a more inclusive theory and practice. In doing so, critical feminist theory offers a way for women with disabilities to acknowledge their unique experiences of oppression in a society dominated by the ideologies of patriarchy and normalcy. The position is taken that counter-hegemonic forces can be developed by educational interventions. Leaders can assist women with disabilities learn that their experiences are valid and that they have unrecognized strengths. Through methods such as setting up safe spaces, developing narratives, learning to dialogue and pose questions, women with disabilities are enabled to develop both voice and visibility. Once a critical consciousness has developed, women with disabilities can put their new knowledge to use in rebuilding community through local associations of like-minded people working in connected ways to use the gifts and capacities of individuals who are oppressed.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Chapman, Natalie
Pagination:vii, 141 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Education
Date:1998
Thesis Supervisor(s):Barakett, Joyce
ID Code:538
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:12
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:15
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