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People with Disabilities: Rhythms of Life, Social Spatialisations, Desires and Barriers. El Codito Experience

  • Author / Creator
    Guevara, Juan D
  • The present qualitative study sought to identify and comprehensively explore the interactions, the identification of rhythms, barriers, limitations, desires and interests of PWD in the production of their social spatialisation in the El Codito sector. By using some Participatory Action Research tools the study describes the marginalized situation of PWD in El Codito sector, Bogotá, Colombia. As a place on the margin (Shields, 1991) El Codito sector allow the identification of a double marginalization suffered by PWD: a marginalization by being habitants of El Codito and by being PWD. Discussions on the virtual and social spatialisations are presented in this study to refer to the exclusionary situation of disability in a low income community such as El Codito sector. The objectives of this study were to identify how PWD interact in their social spatialisation according to their rhythms of life; characterize and identify the elements that PWD distinguish about their social spatialisation; and recognize the limitations and barriers of PWD in their social spatialisations.

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  • Graduation date
    2015-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3GD1Q
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Sociology
    • Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Specialization
    • Rehabilitation Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Shields, Rob (Department of Sociology and Faculty of Extension)
    • Cook, Al (Rehabilitation Medicine)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Janz, Heidi (Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of Alberta and University of Manitoba)