Research project Combining quantitative and qualitative analyses the project finds out how disabled people fare both in past and present Sweden, and how today’s mass media perceive them or through which they manifest themselves and inreasingly online where disabilities might be less limiting.
Estimations suggest that people with disabilities comprise a significant group in Europe today of some 65 million persons (10%). Yet they are remarkably insignificant in society and research. To make them and their agency become more evident, this project identifies the life experience of disabled people from a long historical perspective that goes back 200 years until today. We research two themes: 1. Participation in social life and society by the disabled people, their health and well-being 2. Their lived experiences and identity formation in everyday life and online
Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallengbergs Minnesfond, 2014-2018: SEK 5,000,000