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Disability-related bullying and its discursive formations and enactments in the social ecology of schooling

Date:
Wednesday 05 February 2020
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
St Mary's University, N44

The presentation uses teachers’ interview narratives to explore the relationship between childhood disability and bullying.  Drawing insights from literature on childhood, critical disability studies and stigma-based perspectives on bullying, the latter is reconceptualized as being a socially mediated phenomenon, which is not only experienced by children- as either victims or perpetrators- but also as being constituted by them and their lived experiences of disability as ‘difference’. 

The latter are usually shaped by negative depictions of disability in the social ecology of schooling that is responsible for giving rise to and exacerbating conditions within which bullying is manifested. 

Even though teachers are critical of the ways in which students with disabilities are victimized and acknowledge the role of schooling in creating the conditions within which bullying can occur, they nevertheless, inadvertently contribute towards the construction and perpetuation of disability as ‘difference’ discourses.

Dr Anastasia Liasidou is Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Science at St Mary’s University, London. Her research interests are focused on critical disability studies, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary research on inclusive/special education policy and practice, disability rights, critical discourse analysis.

Since 2014, she has published in a wide range of journals including Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, Disability & Society, Critical Studies in Education, European Journal of Special Needs Education.  

The presentation will be based on  the following article that has been accepted for publication in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Liasidou, A and Ioannidou, E. (accepted-forthcoming) Disability-related bullying and its discursive formations and enactments in the social ecology of schooling. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

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Date:
Wednesday 05 February 2020
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
St Mary's University, N44

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For more information about this event please email ozlem.erden@stmarys.ac.uk.

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