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The Personal is Political – And Then What? Ideology, Representation, and Legitimacy in a Swedish Disability Organisation
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4197-2861
Department of Political Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1244-6037
Department of Social Work, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8526-3659
2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 198-211Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Who can or cannot claim to represent other members within the disability rights movement has been discussed for decades, mainly concerning being disabled as an eligibility prerequisite.

Aim(s): The aim is to analyse arguments concerning representational claims within a Swedish disability rights organisation (DHR, Disability Human Rights).

Method: Every member of DHR was given the opportunity to answer three open-ended questions. Answers were subjected to a qualitative content analysis.

Results: Two main dimensions of arguments were found. The ideological dimension legitimises representation through lived experience or a human rights approach. The pragmatic dimension legitimises representation through relational claims or organisational necessities. Further analysis revealed a paradox: When a representative is required to have a body with certain characteristics, other knowledge-related aspects risk devaluation.

Conclusion(s): Paradoxically, the organisation has a goal of rendering impairment irrelevant in society, while rendering impairment a main issue when electing representatives.

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Stockholm University Press, 2023. Vol. 25, no 1, p. 198-211
Keywords [en]
Disability rights organisation, elected representative, representation, Sweden
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64282DOI: 10.16993/sjdr.1001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85163645659OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-64282DiVA, id: diva2:1818846
Available from: 2023-12-12 Created: 2023-12-12 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved

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