Young People’s Perception of Disability in Hungary

Pőcze, Borbála (2015) Young People’s Perception of Disability in Hungary. BA/BSc thesis, BCE Társadalomtudományi Kar, Szociológia és Társadalompolitika Intézet.

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Abstract

This thesis explores the perception of disability in Hungary, mainly focusing on the age group of 20 to 30-year-olds. A number of sociological theories about disability, the perception of the body, the effects of the media and segregation are summarized within, among them the deficit model, stigma theory, mainstreaming, affirmative action, examples on activism and inclusive education. The core of this research consists of case studies, exploring the possibilities and lives of people living with disabilities, alongside with interviews with experts and a focus group, unfolding the reaction of the target group to the issue. A survey helps underpin the research with quantitative data. The findings are that wider media coverage and more integration is needed in schools and the government should provide better infrastructure and help NGOs, so that mainstreaming would happen. There is a need for rethinking standards and to encourage positive identity.

Item Type:BA/BSc thesis
Subjects:Sociology
Social welfare, insurance, health care
ID Code:8638
Specialisation:Szociológia szak
Deposited By: Beáta Vasvár
Deposited On:03 Mar 2016 13:35
Last Modified:02 Jul 2016 21:25

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