(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

‘Do you think I’m stupid?’: urban encounters between people with and without intellectual disability

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) City Futures Research Centre, Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIE
(2) Dept. of Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe Univ., Melbourne, AUSTRALIE


In this paper, the focus is on encounters which involve people with intellectual disability, many of whom have very limited social networks, in a suburban neighbourhood of Melbourne. The AA. raise the question as to whetherfleeting encounters with strangers are significant in light of far deeper forms of isolationand exclusion. public realm, including the street, shops, public transport, a bowling club as well as some activities that were organised specifically for people with intellectual disability. They demonstrate that the interactions of people with intellectual disability cannot be simply described in a passive term suchas ‘community presence’. Rather, they actively interact with other members of the public in a variety of ways. Tehy have also identified some of the factors that can allow fulfilling this potential and we argue thatmuch can be done to actively prepare for and support more positive encounters and, in doing so, to promote the social inclusion of people with intellectual disability


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no12 [pp. 2391-2406]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.



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