Risky bodies in risky spaces:disabled people's pursuit of outdoor leisure

Burns, N. and Watson, N. and Paterson, K. (2013) Risky bodies in risky spaces:disabled people's pursuit of outdoor leisure. Disability and Society, 28 (8). pp. 1059-1073. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

Risk is used to deny disabled people access to many parts of mainstream life. Using qualitative data we explore disabled people?s views and experiences of outdoor recreation, bringing together ideas from two areas of sociology ? disability studies and risk using the concepts of edgework and psycho-emotional disablism. Many people felt that the outdoors represented a risky environment. For some, risk was one of the main drivers for going out into the countryside; whilst for others, risk was a major cause of their reluctance to venture into the countryside. Engaging in risk both can disable and can challenge disablist views.

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Journal Article
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Disability and Society
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79570
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Deposited On:
17 May 2016 09:06
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Yes
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Published
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03 Mar 2020 02:46