Critical DAMN Studies

Critical
DAMN
Studies
Dis/ability
Autism
Mad
Neurodiversity
Critical
Studies
Movements/Frameworks
Key Terms
Systems of Oppression
Theories
Definitions
Definitions
Definitions
Definitions
Definitions
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Dis/ability
Ableism
Disableism
Crip
Disability Studies
Language
Social Model vs. Medical Model
Mad
Sanism
Social Model vs. Medical Model
Mad Studies
Mad Pride Movement
Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement
Implementation
Studies
Praxis
Scholarship
Critical DAMN-Positive Database Initiative
Goal
Strategies
Strategy
Goal
In the workplace
Build Community
Outreach & Education
Desired Outcomes
Develop a centralized DAMN Studies scholarship database
Encourage transdisciplinary discourse & praxis based on Critical DAMN Studies Scholarship
Goal
Strategy
Goal
Develop a centralized resource for accessible, DAMN-positive pedagogy
Strategy
Goal
Increase accessibility to DAMN-positive scholarship at NC State
Strategy
Desired Outcomes
DAMN-Positive University Cultural Climate
Make DAMN-Positivity Accessible
Disableism reacts to the ubiquitous individualization of disability within the solitary individual (Goodley, 2014).
"[T]he social model turned disability-as-impairment (a classic medicalising strategy) into disability-as-oppression (in line with the sociologically modernist blueprint of many a political movement)" (Goodley, 2014).
This is a split term that I believe acknowledges the ways in which disablism and ableism (and disability and ability) can only ever be understood simultaneously in relation to one another. The slashed and split term denotes the complex ways in which opposites bleed into one another. People find it difficult to define ‘normal’ and ‘ability’ but are far more ready to have a go at categorising ‘abnormal’ and ‘disability’. Dis/ability studies keep disablism and ableism, disability and ability in play with one another, to explore their co-construction and reliance upon one another" (Goodley, 2014).
Disability Studies originated in the late 1990s and now serves as an umbrella term to include a number of intersectional subfields.
Mad is "frequently used as an umbrella term to represent a diversity of
identities, and it is used in place of naming all of the different identities
that describe people who have been labelled and treated as crazy (i.e.,
consumer, survivor, ex-patient). There are many different
interpretations of what Mad means and what the Mad constituency is
about, but there is a common emphasis on the oppression faced by people who have been oppressed as crazy" (Diamond, 2013).
Noun
Theory
Person-First Language
Identity-First Language
"[T]he social model turned disability-as-impairment (a classic medicalising strategy) into disability-as-oppression (in line with the sociologically modernist blueprint of many a political movement)" (Goodley, 2014).
Goal
In academia
Strategy
Goal
In community engagement
Strategy
Neurodiversity Safe-Zone
Critical DAMN Studies Course
Goal
Strategies
Career Counseling
Created in response to the over-theorizing of disability studies, interjected a more radical and activism-based spirit into discussions of dis/ability
similar to "queer" for the LGBTQ community, a reclaimed word-turned-identity
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