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dc.contributor.advisorGorman, Rachel
dc.contributor.advisorIsrealite, Neita
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Zahra J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-09T15:14:48Z
dc.date.available2020-11-09T15:14:48Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/37846
dc.descriptionMajor Research Paper (Master's), Critical Disability Studies, School of Health Policy and Management,Faculty of Health, York University
dc.description.abstractAlthough post-secondary educational institutions have been mandated by law to accommodate, the issue of students with disabilities receiving accommodation remains problematic. One factor that is relevant, but often overlooked, is how power functions in the process of seeking and receiving accommodation. My interest is to critically examine selected parts of my lived experiences with accommodation at three post-secondary institutions to shed light upon how power, knowledge and intersectionality function for students seeking and receiving accommodation. I argue that a successful navigation of accommodation at postsecondary institutions does not depend only on the institution’s duty to accommodate but also on these factors. My literature review employs constructs proposed by several scholars to explain the complexities of accommodation. These include: 1) Kimberlé Crenshaw’s Black Feminist conceptualization of intersectionality and the need for a multiple axis framework to understand the dilemma that Black women present, 2) Patricia Hill Collins’ Black Feminist Thought and its emphasis on categories of analyses that address unequal power relationships between parties, 3) Richard Clark Eckert and Amy June Rowley’s notion of audism as embodying supremacy, 4) Michel Foucault’s articulation of discourse analyses of knowledge and power, and 5) Teri Hibbs and Dianne Pothier’s analysis of how power functions in the accommodation process. I apply these notions to an auto-ethnographic case study of my own experiences in postsecondary institutions as black, woman and student with disabilities. The results of my analysis as well as my recommendations will advance scholarship in the area of accommodation and disabilities.en_US
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dc.rightsThe copyright for the paper content remains with the author.
dc.subjectAbleismen_US
dc.subjectAutismen_US
dc.subjectAudiocentricen_US
dc.subjectPrivilegeen_US
dc.subjectDisabilityen_US
dc.subjectIntersectionalityen_US
dc.subjectpoweren_US
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectRacismen_US
dc.subjectSelf-advocacyen_US
dc.titleAbleism, Intersectionality, Power and Knowledge: The Complexities of Navigating Accommodations in Postsecondary Institutionsen_US
dc.typeMajor Research Paper


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