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Definition of the noun ableism

What does ableism mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ableisms

  1. discrimination in favor of the able-bodied

Alternative definition of the noun ableism


  1. Discrimination against people with a disability in favor of able-bodied people.
  2. The belief that people with a disability are inferior to others.

Specialised definition of the noun ableism

Glossary of sports

discrimination in favour of those who are not physically or mentally disabled (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ableism

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Google previewChallenging Ableism, Understanding Disability, Including Adults with Disabilities in Workplaces and Learning Spaces (2011)

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 132 by Tonette S. Rocco

Ableism is a relatively recent term. It implies “deeply held negative attitudes...

Central to ableism is the concept of norm or average because it simultaneously creates the idea of difference as abnormal deviance. These factors increase the ...

Google previewTrans Bodies, Trans Selves (2014)

A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-Schroth

ABLEISM IS A SYSTEM The term ableism is used to describe prejudice or discrimination against people with disabilities. Ableism manifests in systemic exclusion of disabled communities from access to the right to self-determination and in ...

Google previewDis/ability Studies (2014)

Theorising Disablism and Ableism by Dan Goodley

Ableism is an ideal that no one ever matches up to. As McRuer (2006) carefully puts it: compulsory ableism is to disablism what compulsory heterosexuality is to homophobia. Ableism provides just the right amount of temperature and nutrients ...

Google previewCount Me In! K–5 (2012)

Including Learners With Special Needs in Mathematics Classrooms by Judy Storeygard

Ableism is a perspective that asserts that “it is better for a child to walk than roll, speak than sign, read print than read Braille, spell independently than use a spell -check, and hang out with nondisabled kids as opposed to other disabled kids” ...

Google previewBi (2013)

Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner

Ableism is the social system according to which everyone is, or In hegemonic discourse, this “any- should be, nondisabled, including thing” ...

Google previewEmpowerment Series: An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work (2015)

by Elizabeth A. Segal, Karen E. Gerdes, Sue Steiner

Ableism is the oppression of people with disabilities. Like other oppression, it is systematic, pervasive, and institutionalized. Ableism is based on the presumption that perfect physical and mental health is the normal state. However ...

Google previewCultural Geography, Environments (2015)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Ableism: Ableism is a form of discrimination or ...

Google previewA Guide for Women in Religion (2004)

Making Your Way from A to Z by Rebecca Trachtenberg Alpert, Mary E. Hunt

Ableism is the systemic discrimination against and exclusion of people who have physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities. It is a way to devalue and disregard people with disabilities. It is a set of normative assumptions about how bodies ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (2012)

Sociology, Sociology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Ableism: Ableism is a form of discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities. It is known by many names, including disability discrimination, physicalism, handicapism, and disability oppression. Itis alsosometimes known ...

Google previewThe School Counselor's Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities (2009)

by Laura E. Marshak, Claire J. Dandeneau, Fran P. Prezant

Ableism. Ableism is the societal prejudice against individuals with disabilities ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

®ableism ̄. to describe this social antipathy. Throughout history, people with disabilities have been defined as objects of shame, fear, pity, or ridicule. Americans with disabilities have been incarcerated, sometimes for life, in state institutions ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

ableism n. Discrimination against people who are not able-bodied, or an assumption that it is necessary to ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

ABLEISM 2. [formed in contradistinction to DISABLED ppl. 0.] Able-bodied; not disabled. Freq. used euphem. as the second element in Combs. to avoid perceived negative connotations of the prefix dis-, as in differently abled, disabled.

Google previewEncyclopedia of AIDS (1998)

A Social, Political, Cultural, and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic by Raymond A. Smith

®ableism, ̄. is characterizedby thedenial of services,architectural access, and educational and careeropportunities. Ithas only beenrecently thatthe civil rightsofthe disability communityhave been addressed adequately. The passageofthe ...

Google previewDictionary of Feminist Theology (2004)

by Russell, Russell, David

Suh [1988; 19911 KANG NAM-SOON Handicapism Handicapism is also known as "ableism" and "disabilipho- bia." It means discrimination, both subtle and overt, against people with disabilities. Handicapism has existed since the beginning ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Ableism is the discrimination of individuals with disabilities based on what they are able or unable to do physically and/or mentally. It originates in the belief that humans should exist without differences or disabilities and often blames ...

Google previewThe SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia (2016)

by Genie Gertz, Patrick Boudreault

Others have noted the opposition to the disability label has served as a cover for ableism within the Deaf community. A lively debate between the model of Deaf Ethnicity and Disability studies can be seen in a section in Open Your Eyes: Deaf ...

Google previewDictionary of Euphemisms (2008)

by R. W. Holder

ableism blood disease change your bulbs acorn academy blow a gasket Clapham afflicted bone-ache claret affliction of the loins booby clean1 affliction ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

Concerns about genetic discrimination include issuesof ableism,racism, andsexual orientation, as well as access to health insuranceand other social goodssuch asemployment and life insurance. Accessto preimplantation diagnosis and to ...

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