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Chapter II – The categorization of society

Introduction Stereotypical reflections oftentimes result in the categorization of individuals. Societal groups tend to utilize presumed characteristics to better understand the social worlds we live in.  Though there might be different interpretations across cultures, one thing is mutual:  stereotypes are ubiquitous.  I am convinced that labeling a group is not necessarily negative and rather important

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Theory and Reality – Chapter I – final

“If we do not recognize, comprehend, or even believe that something is unjust, we won’t be able to articulate concerns or understand why those are raised (quote actually on me ;-))”.  Advocacy usually starts when issues arise based on misguided perceptions towards certain group(s) (e.g., the medical model of disability).  Perhaps as consequence, a social

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Who is disabled?

To read more click >>here We might want to argue that terms around disability, and definitions more in general, are socially construed.  Though definitions appear indisputably necessary, I would like to proclaim that in the case of disability, they are only necessary because society resists accepting that it is in fact a ‘normal’ state of

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What is disability?

In societies around the world interpretations of terms are influenced from various angles, leading to a variety of definitions and influencing the subject matter it describes in different ways.  The word ‘disability’ has been segregated throughout history into medical, functional, and social models, all of which I will briefly explain in the following. Please note

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A TECH-SUPPORTED ‘MUSIC FOR DEVELOPMENT’ PROPOSAL

I continued the discussion about the potential for Music for Development, while constructing a proposal to form a culturally diverse and decentralized orchestra drawn from several refugee institutions and a variety of European societies. A project that shall nurture common values between refugee’ and European countries; a fusion of classical music with the sounds, rhythms, and instruments

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