Next Article in Journal
Circuits of Memory: The War Memory Boom in Western Australia
Previous Article in Journal
Family Migration: Fulfilling the Gap between Law and Social Processes
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Societies 2012, 2(3), 75-83; doi:10.3390/soc2030075

Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars

Department of Community Health Sciences, Specialization in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N4N1, Canada
Received: 28 February 2012 / Revised: 14 June 2012 / Accepted: 29 June 2012 / Published: 6 July 2012
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [120 KB, uploaded 6 July 2012]


This paper highlights the utility of an expanded ableism concept beyond how it is used in disability studies; expanding the concept of ableism so it connects with all aspects of societies and making ableism applicable to many academic fields. It introduces this expanded form of ableism as a new angle of cultural research and suggests it to be one possible venue for disability studies scholars to escape the ghettoization of their impact. View Full-Text
Keywords: ableism; ability studies; disability studies; society ableism; ability studies; disability studies; society
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Wolbring, G. Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars. Societies 2012, 2, 75-83.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Societies EISSN 2075-4698 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top