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Definition of the noun ableism
What does ableism mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ableisms
- discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
- example: A favorite tool in dealing with blatant racism is blatant ableism.
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of ableism: able-bodiedism / able-bodism / ablism
- more generic words: discrimination / favoritism / favouritism = unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
Alternative definition of the noun ableism
- Discrimination against people with a disability in favor of able-bodied people.
- synonym: able-bodyism
- The belief that people with a disability are inferior to others.
- synonym: able-bodiedism
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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Challenging 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 ...
Trans 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 ...
Dis/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 ...
Count 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” ...
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” ...
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 ...
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Ableism: Ableism is a form of discrimination or ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Laura E. Marshak, Claire J. Dandeneau, Fran P. Prezant
Ableism. Ableism is the societal prejudice against individuals with disabilities ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
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.
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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 ...
Dictionary of Euphemisms (2008)
by R. W. Holder
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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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The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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