Paulo Freire, Disability, and Sociological Consciousness in a Southern Metropolis: The Knoxville Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues

Date
2011
Authors
West, Matthew
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Abstract
This article examines attitudes and opinions among members of the Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues (CODI) of Knoxville, Tennessee. Using focused interviews, respondent commentary is presented on topics such as the disability rights movement, employment and education, the nature of defining disability, and the functionality and relative importance of CODI as a whole. Paulo Freire’s (1968) model of oppression is used as a frame of reference to examine CODI members’ attitudinal assumptions of these issues.
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Keywords
government, social change, Freire
Citation
West, M. (2011). Paulo Freire, Disability, and Sociological Consciousness in a Southern Metropolis: The Knoxville Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 7(3 & 4).
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