The experiences of people with disabilities can only be understood through the use of the disability paradigm. As in any developing area, there are a number of versions of the disability paradigm, each one of which is presented. Together they lead to the version of the disability paradigm in which disability is understood as discrimination, with equal protection and due process as means for countering this discrimination. Finally, a composite disability paradigm is elaborated.
Pfeiffer, D. (2001), "The conceptualization of disability", Barnartt, S. and Altman, B. (Ed.) Exploring Theories and Expanding Methodologies: Where we are and where we need to go (Research in Social Science and Disability, Vol. 2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 29-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-3547(01)80019-1Download as .RIS
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