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'Satan is holding your tongue back': stuttering as moral failure

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-01T16:15:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-01T16:15:29Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16038
dc.description.abstract The last decade has seen researchers and speech-language pathologists employ and advocate for a disability studies approach in the study of the lived experiences of people who stutter and in the design of interventions and treatment approaches for such individuals. Joshua St. Pierre, one of the few theorists to explore stuttering as a disability, mentions as a key issue the liminal nature of people who stutter when describing their disabling experiences. This article aimed to build on the work of St. Pierre, exploring the liminal nature of people who stutter. Drawing on my personal experiences of stuttering as a coloured South African man, I illuminated the liminal nature of stuttering. This analytic auto ethnography demonstrates how the interpretation of stuttering as the outcome of moral failure leads to the discrimination and oppression of people who stutter by able-bodied individuals as well as individuals who stutter. As long as stuttering is interpreted as the outcome of moral failure, the stigma and oppression, as well as the disablism experience by people who stutter, will continue to be concealed and left unaddressed. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher AOSIS Publishers en
dc.subject DISABILITY en
dc.subject DISCRIMINATION en
dc.subject MORAL VALUES en
dc.title 'Satan is holding your tongue back': stuttering as moral failure en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 10 en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle African Journal of Disability en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11996 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11148 en
dc.bibliographictitle Isaacs, D.H. (2021) 'Satan is holding your tongue back': stuttering as moral failure. <i>African Journal of Disability</i>. 10:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Isaacs, D.H. en

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