|Titel:||Special issue on social inclusion and visual impairment|
|Form:||Themenheft / Sonderbeilage|
|Autor(en):||Graeme Douglas,Christine Corcoran,Nigel Charles|
|Veröffentlicht in:||British Journal of Visual Impairment, Vol. 25, No. 1|
|Auszug:||"Tackling social exclusion and promoting social inclusion has been a
major item on the current UK government’s social policy agenda.
Increasing awareness that social exclusion has a major impact on
people’s life chances has prompted a range of government projects and
initiatives targeting crime, transport and employment (SEU, 2006).
However, whilst these initiatives are to be commended, the causes of
social exclusion and the mechanisms for promoting social inclusion are
complex. Indeed, recent research has suggested that there is no single
cause of social exclusion, rather that exclusion is multi-faceted and
is a process of interrelated factors that, over time, produce people and
places that are excluded from mainstream society (e.g. Webster,
Simpson, MacDonald, Abbas, Creslik, Shildrick and Simpson, 2004).
However, there is more to exclusion than the impact of complex social
processes; as research and government policy has recognized, some
people are more at risk than others (SEU, 2001).
In 2005, we invited a number of researchers who are engaged in social
research in the area of visual impairment to submit articles to a special
issue of the British Journal of Visual Impairment on ‘Social Inclusion’."
Quelle: British Journal of Visual Impairment,
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