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Wolfgang Vachon & Tim McConnell

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 31: Allies, Not Accomplices: What Youth Work Can Learn from Trans and Disability Movements

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Allies, Not Accomplices: What Youth Work Can Learn from Trans and Disability Movements
Allies, Not Accomplices: What Youth Work Can Learn from Trans and Disability Movements
Wolfgang Vachon Tim McConnell
Introduction

This chapter will discuss trans and disability social justice activist movements, highlighting the ways in which these movements challenge normative agendas and what youth work can garner from them. Through this, we will trouble the normalization agenda embedded in much of youth work, critically interrogating the ways in which the privileging of certain types of knowledge enables the ongoing marginalization of diverse communities. Responding to the marginalization of their own subjective knowledges, members of both trans and disability communities have challenged legal, social, and medical interventions which seek to ...

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