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Title: Being an inclusive researcher : seeking questions, raising answers
Authors: Callus, Anne-Marie
Keywords: Intellectual disability
Research -- Social aspects
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology
Power (Social sciences)
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Callus , A. M. (2019). Being an inclusive researcher : seeking questions, raising answers. Disability & Society, 34(7-8), 1241-1263.
Abstract: In this article, I reflect on three incidents that occurred in my inclusive research work. As a conceptual framework, I use Bourdieu’s call for a reflexive sociology. My reflection is informed by the principles of the disabled people’s movement, especially giving primacy to the experiences and voice of disabled people. It is also informed by the strong link between the disabled people’s movement and disability studies, which requires academics (including non-disabled ones like myself) to be attentive to their activist role. Making sure that this role is carried out effectively, I argue, entails considering the various factors that make our work possible, and being attentive to the impact of our work. It also entails asking questions, of ourselves and others, and being especially attentive to questions that would go unasked unless we stop to reflect about our work, and the possible answers that these reflections can lead to.
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