Withdrawn, strong, kind, but de-gendered: Non-disabled South Africans’ stereotypes concerning persons with physical disabilities

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Hunt, Xanthe, Carew, Mark, Braathen, Stine Hellum, Swartz, Leslie, Chiwaula, Mussa and Rohleder, P. 2018. Withdrawn, strong, kind, but de-gendered: Non-disabled South Africans’ stereotypes concerning persons with physical disabilities. Disability and Society. 33 (10), pp. 1579-1600.
AuthorsHunt, Xanthe, Carew, Mark, Braathen, Stine Hellum, Swartz, Leslie, Chiwaula, Mussa and Rohleder, P.
Abstract

The present paper examines stereotyping in relation to physical disability and gender in the South Africa. Cross-sectional data for the present study were gathered using free response items in a large survey (n = 1990) examining the attitudes of people without disability towards different facetsof sexuality and disability. The most prominent stereotypes found in thepresent study were those which characterised PWPD as withdrawn and shy, SuperCrips, or happy, funny, and kind. The findings in the present papersuggest that stereotypes of PWPD are not overwhelmingly de-sexualising, but are undifferentiated by gender.

JournalDisability and Society
Journal citation33 (10), pp. 1579-1600
ISSN0968-7599
Year2018
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/09687599.2018.1498768
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2018.1498768
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Online16 Nov 2018
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Deposited20 Jul 2018
Accepted23 May 2018
Accepted23 May 2018
FunderInternational Foundation of Applied Disability Research
National Research Foundation
International Foundation of Applied Disability Research
National Research Foundation
Copyright information© 2018 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disbility and Society on 16/11/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09687599.2018.1498768.
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