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Social geographies of learning disability: narratives of exclusion and inclusion

Social geographies of learning disability: narratives of exclusion and inclusion

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Original languageEnglish
Pages298-306
Number of pages9
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Journal publication dateSep 2004
Volume36
Issue3
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The social geographies of people with learning disabilities, one of the most marginalized groups in society, have largely been ignored. The paper explores these hidden geographies through the interpretation of narratives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland, within a social policy framework of social exclusion and inclusion. The paper interprets the experiences of being excluded from and included within mainstream socio-spaces, and the safe spaces that many people with learning disabilities have formed for themselves in between the positions of social exclusion and inclusion.

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