Making Sense of Equality: The Case of Deaf People

Rob Wilks

    Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid


    Any academic delving into the field of equality is immediately faced with wide ranging concepts of equality, which can be difficult to narrow down in terms of relevance, or even to comprehend. To assist an attempt to narrow down this wide-ranging field in order to explore which analyses of equality are relevant to a particular group, such as gender or disability, a methodology is presented which can serve as a model for equality research.

    This article explains how the precepts of formal, substantive and transformative equality can assist in an understanding of equality, and how they can be utilised to narrow down the various concepts of equality to those that are relevant to a particular group of people. This tool is applied to a case study to demonstrate how this would work in practice, that of deaf people.

    It concludes that the concepts relevant to deaf people are equal treatment, equality of opportunity, respect for equal worth, dignity and identity, equality of results, social inclusion, challenging oppression and full participation. These are categorised into the precept of formal, substantive and transformative equality to provide a clear picture of how they manifest or could be manifested in the law.
    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    CyfnodolynOxford Journal of Legal Studies
    StatwsAnfonwyd - 2022

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