‘Emancipatory disability research’: project or process?
Version of Record online: 26 JAN 2004
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
Volume 2, Issue 1, page no, March 2002
How to Cite
Barnes, C. (2002), ‘Emancipatory disability research’: project or process?. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2: no. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-3802.2002.00157.x
- Issue online: 26 JAN 2004
- Version of Record online: 26 JAN 2004
The early 199Os witnessed the emergence of a radical new approach to researching disablement known as ‘emancipatory disability research’. This paper provides a broad-based overview of the core principles and implications of this methodology. Drawing on research initiated and conducted by organisations controlled and run by disabled people it suggests how the emancipatory research paradigm has begun to transform the material and social relations of research production. The paper concludes by suggesting that emancipatory disability should be perceived as a process rather than a project.