Disability, Ethnicity and Childhood

A critical review of research

Zoebia Ali, Qulsom Fazil, Paul Bywaters, Louise Wallace, Gurnam Singh

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

43 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Whilst there is an increasing body of literature on the perspectives of carers of disabled children, there is little research giving the disabled child's perspective from either majority or minority populations. Indeed, the voices of black and Asian children in disability research have been almost silent. This literature review collates and analyses existing knowledge about the perceptions held by disabled and non-disabled children, and young people from black and Asian families concerning issues of disability and impairment. The Disability Movement has long proclaimed its belief in the full participation and self-representation of all disabled people. However, despite this laudable objective, the Disability Movement in Britain has mirrored society in general and for the most part been led by white, middle-class, heterosexual, articulate males. This review discusses the simultaneous oppression faced by black and Asian disabled children, and concludes that their experience is unique and different from that of white disabled children. Accordingly, it emphasises the need for further research about the subjective experience of black and Asian disabled children in order to meet their particular needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-968
Number of pages20
JournalDisability and Society
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Disabled Children
ethnicity
disability
childhood
Research
Heterosexuality
Caregivers
oppression
middle class
experience
minority
Population
participation
knowledge

Cite this

Ali, Zoebia ; Fazil, Qulsom ; Bywaters, Paul ; Wallace, Louise ; Singh, Gurnam. / Disability, Ethnicity and Childhood : A critical review of research. In: Disability and Society. 2001 ; Vol. 16, No. 7. pp. 949-968.
@article{801d7a57545b43578e3645194973fba9,
title = "Disability, Ethnicity and Childhood: A critical review of research",
abstract = "Whilst there is an increasing body of literature on the perspectives of carers of disabled children, there is little research giving the disabled child's perspective from either majority or minority populations. Indeed, the voices of black and Asian children in disability research have been almost silent. This literature review collates and analyses existing knowledge about the perceptions held by disabled and non-disabled children, and young people from black and Asian families concerning issues of disability and impairment. The Disability Movement has long proclaimed its belief in the full participation and self-representation of all disabled people. However, despite this laudable objective, the Disability Movement in Britain has mirrored society in general and for the most part been led by white, middle-class, heterosexual, articulate males. This review discusses the simultaneous oppression faced by black and Asian disabled children, and concludes that their experience is unique and different from that of white disabled children. Accordingly, it emphasises the need for further research about the subjective experience of black and Asian disabled children in order to meet their particular needs.",
author = "Zoebia Ali and Qulsom Fazil and Paul Bywaters and Louise Wallace and Gurnam Singh",
year = "2001",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/09687590120097845",
language = "English",
volume = "16",
pages = "949--968",
journal = "Disability and Society",
issn = "0968-7599",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "7",

}

Disability, Ethnicity and Childhood : A critical review of research. / Ali, Zoebia; Fazil, Qulsom; Bywaters, Paul; Wallace, Louise; Singh, Gurnam.

In: Disability and Society, Vol. 16, No. 7, 01.12.2001, p. 949-968.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Disability, Ethnicity and Childhood

T2 - A critical review of research

AU - Ali, Zoebia

AU - Fazil, Qulsom

AU - Bywaters, Paul

AU - Wallace, Louise

AU - Singh, Gurnam

PY - 2001/12/1

Y1 - 2001/12/1

N2 - Whilst there is an increasing body of literature on the perspectives of carers of disabled children, there is little research giving the disabled child's perspective from either majority or minority populations. Indeed, the voices of black and Asian children in disability research have been almost silent. This literature review collates and analyses existing knowledge about the perceptions held by disabled and non-disabled children, and young people from black and Asian families concerning issues of disability and impairment. The Disability Movement has long proclaimed its belief in the full participation and self-representation of all disabled people. However, despite this laudable objective, the Disability Movement in Britain has mirrored society in general and for the most part been led by white, middle-class, heterosexual, articulate males. This review discusses the simultaneous oppression faced by black and Asian disabled children, and concludes that their experience is unique and different from that of white disabled children. Accordingly, it emphasises the need for further research about the subjective experience of black and Asian disabled children in order to meet their particular needs.

AB - Whilst there is an increasing body of literature on the perspectives of carers of disabled children, there is little research giving the disabled child's perspective from either majority or minority populations. Indeed, the voices of black and Asian children in disability research have been almost silent. This literature review collates and analyses existing knowledge about the perceptions held by disabled and non-disabled children, and young people from black and Asian families concerning issues of disability and impairment. The Disability Movement has long proclaimed its belief in the full participation and self-representation of all disabled people. However, despite this laudable objective, the Disability Movement in Britain has mirrored society in general and for the most part been led by white, middle-class, heterosexual, articulate males. This review discusses the simultaneous oppression faced by black and Asian disabled children, and concludes that their experience is unique and different from that of white disabled children. Accordingly, it emphasises the need for further research about the subjective experience of black and Asian disabled children in order to meet their particular needs.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035622150&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/09687590120097845

DO - 10.1080/09687590120097845

M3 - Review article

VL - 16

SP - 949

EP - 968

JO - Disability and Society

JF - Disability and Society

SN - 0968-7599

IS - 7

ER -