Some Reflections on the 6th Annual Conference of ALTER – European Society for Disability Research “Disability, Recognition and Community living”, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6-7, 2017
This essential volume (edited by Rune Halvorsen et al.) approaches the conditions for the Active Citizenship of persons with disabilities from a macro perspective and investigates diverse and changing forms of disability policy in nine European countries. It identifies the implications and policy lessons of the findings for future disability policy in Europe and beyond. Continue reading Just released: “The Changing Disability Policy System: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1”
Disability, Recognition and “Community living”. Diversity of practises and plurality of values
The 6th Annual Conference of ALTER – European Society for Disability Research – aims to offer a European and international multidisciplinary view of disability research, taking into account both philosophical, socio-historical and political dimensions and subjective experiences of disability. It proposes to illuminate the diversity in forms of “community living”, as they are conceived, implemented and lived on different territorial scales (nations, regions, departments, cantons, communes) in relation to the wide variety of socio-historical, political and cultural configurations. Continue reading CfP: 6th Annual conference of ALTER 2017. 6 – 7 July 2017, Lausanne (CH)
Stockholm – Sweden, 30 June – 1 July 2016
The conference is organised in the context of the annual meeting of Alter – European Society for Disability Research. Its goal is to offer a European and international multidisciplinary view of disability research, across its whole spectrum, addressing sociohistorical and political dimensions as well as the subjective experiences of the actors concerned (disabled persons themselves and those close to them, professionals of the field and other social and political actors). Considering disability as a category of analysis is also likely to shed light on the modes of organisation of contemporary societies.
More information: http://alterconf2016.sciencesconf.org