hvad vil det sige at være voksen med intellektuel funktionsnedsættelse? Livsverdenserfaringer i en professionel verden relateret til Axel Honneths anerkendelsesteori: lifeworld experiences meeting a professional world related to Axel Honneths concepts of recognition

Britta Nørgaard

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Abstract

What is it like to be an adult with intellectual disability in a modern society as the Danish? This question is seldom raised in the Danish Disability Research as it is hardly constituted as a research area at all.
Through lifeworld interviews people have told me about their experiences as adults with partly invisible intellectual disability, living their lives dependent on people from different professions. These interviews are made with a phenomenological approach, and they tell stories from living a life very different from many of us. Some of the interviews are made with people born with intellectual disability – they have never lived a life as so-called “normal”. Others have got a brain damage as adults, and they have all lived a so-called normal life before. Observations in daily life and work and interviews with focus groups with different professions have given me an overall impression of the meeting between the citizen and the professional.
The social philosopher Axel Honneth says that lack of recognition and infringement often can be seen outside the public eye. Often infringements are caused by people close to the person experiencing this lack of recognition or offence.
We all hope to be met with recognition and understanding, and we are becoming who we are in interaction with others. It is very interesting to investigate values reflected in the professional meetings between the citizen and the professional. Is recognition as Honneth sees it part of these meetings – and can other phenomenological approaches contribute to the understanding and perhaps improvement of these meetings?
These professional meetings are based on many different conditions. Economy, effectiveness and education are included in these conditions. So are policies, traditions, culture. The UN Disability Convention is signed also in Denmark, but we can still discuss if the implementation has succeeded.


Bidragets oversatte titelhvad vil det sige at være voksen med intellektuel funktionsnedsættelse? Livsverdenserfaringer i en professionel verden relateret til Axel Honneths anerkendelsesteori
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
Antal sider12
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedLancaster Disability Studies Conference - Lancaster UNiversity, Lancaster, Storbritannien
Varighed: 9 sep. 201411 sep. 2014

Konference

KonferenceLancaster Disability Studies Conference
LokationLancaster UNiversity
Land/OmrådeStorbritannien
ByLancaster
Periode09/09/1411/09/14

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