Learning From Each Other: A Theoretical and Applied Overview of the Relationship Between Disability Studies and Peace Studies

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Mike Clear
Frank Hutchinson


disability studies, peace studies, interdisciplinary dialogue


This paper is concerned with the importance of dialogue between the interdisciplinary fields of disability studies and peace studies. The considerable potential for learning opportunities arising from understanding this interrelationship is highlighted through two regional studies. These regional studies focus on the disabling impacts of war and regional conflict and the constructive role of disability studies and peace education in contributing to cultures and structures that enable the non-violent transformation of conflict.

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