Dr. phil. Dóra S. Bjarnason, professor.
School of Education, The University of Iceland
I have never fitted comfortably into a “creed” or “-ism” even though I have tried at different points in my life. I was never a good Christian or church member. I was a mediocre Marxist as a student, a lukewarm feminist in my adult years. Disability studies and inclusive education have presented me with new insights and challenges both in my private and academic life. As a British trained sociologist I am worried about the growing evangelicalism and political correctness in parts of our field. I embraced Tom Shakespeare’s Disability rights and wrongs (2005) and felt his arguments as a healthy breeze sweeping away dogmatic clouds. I also loved Tom’s blog published here recently asking for plainer language and swifter action. Continue reading