Abstract: James Overboe (2007) and Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell (2008, 2009) noted that disabled people experience reality through the prism of a 'normative shadow' which assumes the preferability of abledness and holds that disability is inherently negative and harmful. Whilst disabled people may experience periodic acute attacks on the integrity of their person in the form of hate crimes & the denial of access to goods and services, Campbell (2009) has argued that day-to-day, business as usual experiences of ableism not only wear disabled people and their families down, but can lead to internalised ableism. This seminar extends Campbell's work through a discussion about the strategy to promote resiliency skills in the lives of disabled people to firstly reduce the effects of ableist harms/oppression and secondly as a tactic of resistance.
Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell is a leading international theorist in Disability Studies and will be visiting the UK in September. Dr Kumari Campbell has written extensively on issues related to disability, philosophy, desire, law and technology.
Dr Murray Simpson is confident that this event will help to strengthen future ties with Griffith University and create opportunities for further joint working. Dr Simpson commented, "It's especially exciting for us to be hosting a talk by an eminent philosopher of disability issues. It helps to underline the School's and the University's commitment to excellence in this field."
This seminar will take place on Monday 13 September 2010, 5 - 6.30pm in the Dalhousie Building, RM2G14, University of Dundee Campus (building 14 on the campus map).
Attendance is free, however, for catering purposes it would helpful if you could please contact Dr Murray Simpson if you plan to attend:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01382 381409.
Posted: 26 August 2010