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'One size fits all?' The social construction of dis-employ-abled women

Caroline Vandekinderen UGent, Griet Roets UGent, Michel Vandenbroeck UGent, Wouter Vanderplasschen UGent and Geert Van Hove UGent (2012) DISABILITY & SOCIETY. 27(5). p.703-716
abstract
This article is based on an evaluation of a labour-market training programme for women with 'mental health problems' in a social workplace in Belgium. The research team explored the retrospective insider perspectives on the work aspirations of the women involved in the programme to identify critical dynamics in their high drop-out from the social workplace. The central findings provide evidence of a prevalent one-size-fits-all discourse in these practices wherein complex and interrelated processes of discrimination take place that are based on both disability and gender. The findings demonstrate that the social workplace functions as a male bastion, in which the oversized overalls that women are forced to wear are symbolically relevant. In conclusion, we discuss and challenge the dominance of the neo-liberal norm of economic productivity and employability.
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organization
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type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
MENTAL-HEALTH PROBLEMS, WORK, WELFARE, PEOPLE, POLICY, DISTRESS, SERVICES, USERS, critical disability studies, gender, welfare to workfare, un/employability
journal title
DISABILITY & SOCIETY
Disabil. Soc.
volume
27
issue
5
pages
703 - 716
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000306493400008
JCR category
SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
0.981 (2012)
JCR rank
23/92 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
0968-7599
DOI
10.1080/09687599.2012.673275
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2019605
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2019605
date created
2012-02-03 23:23:05
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:56:24
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  abstract     = {This article is based on an evaluation of a labour-market training programme for women with 'mental health problems' in a social workplace in Belgium. The research team explored the retrospective insider perspectives on the work aspirations of the women involved in the programme to identify critical dynamics in their high drop-out from the social workplace. The central findings provide evidence of a prevalent one-size-fits-all discourse in these practices wherein complex and interrelated processes of discrimination take place that are based on both disability and gender. The findings demonstrate that the social workplace functions as a male bastion, in which the oversized overalls that women are forced to wear are symbolically relevant. In conclusion, we discuss and challenge the dominance of the neo-liberal norm of economic productivity and employability.},
  author       = {Vandekinderen, Caroline and Roets, Griet and Vandenbroeck, Michel and Vanderplasschen, Wouter and Van Hove, Geert},
  issn         = {0968-7599},
  journal      = {DISABILITY \& SOCIETY},
  keyword      = {MENTAL-HEALTH PROBLEMS,WORK,WELFARE,PEOPLE,POLICY,DISTRESS,SERVICES,USERS,critical disability studies,gender,welfare to workfare,un/employability},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {703--716},
  title        = {'One size fits all?' The social construction of dis-employ-abled women},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2012.673275},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Vandekinderen, Caroline, Griet Roets, Michel Vandenbroeck, Wouter Vanderplasschen, and Geert Van Hove. 2012. “‘One Size Fits All?’ The Social Construction of Dis-employ-abled Women.” Disability & Society 27 (5): 703–716.
APA
Vandekinderen, C., Roets, G., Vandenbroeck, M., Vanderplasschen, W., & Van Hove, G. (2012). “One size fits all?” The social construction of dis-employ-abled women. DISABILITY & SOCIETY, 27(5), 703–716.
Vancouver
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Vandekinderen C, Roets G, Vandenbroeck M, Vanderplasschen W, Van Hove G. “One size fits all?” The social construction of dis-employ-abled women. DISABILITY & SOCIETY. 2012;27(5):703–16.
MLA
Vandekinderen, Caroline, Griet Roets, Michel Vandenbroeck, et al. “‘One Size Fits All?’ The Social Construction of Dis-employ-abled Women.” DISABILITY & SOCIETY 27.5 (2012): 703–716. Print.