Alternative Agencies: Materialist Navigations Below the Radar of Disability Studies

  • David T. MitchellEmail author
  • Sharon L. Snyder
Part of the Critical Studies of Education book series (CSOE, volume 12)


One of the primary problems facing disability studies is the equation of disability = oppression. This foundational formulation suggests that disabled people experience discrimination on a daily basis, or at least as an incredibly common experience; thus, encounters with social barriers are defining experiences in social model research and there has been some significant explication of the equation as part of the history of the field.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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