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Disability, (auto-)mobility and austerity: shrinking horizons and spaces of refuge

Disability, (auto-)mobility and austerity: shrinking horizons and spaces of refuge
Disability, (auto-)mobility and austerity: shrinking horizons and spaces of refuge
In Britain, many disabled people have access to a car through the Motability Scheme. However, with recent news of thousands of disability claimants losing their cars in cuts, it is worth reflecting on the cultural and symbolic importance of the motor car. The paper considers the car’s ability to expand spatial and experiential horizons and offer a site of sanctuary for disabled people and asks what can be lost in the wake of the recent government reassessment of the scheme?
disability, car, bus, public transport, austerity
0968-7599
1-7
Power, Andrew
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Power, Andrew
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Power, Andrew (2016) Disability, (auto-)mobility and austerity: shrinking horizons and spaces of refuge. Disability & Society, 1-7. (In Press)

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In Britain, many disabled people have access to a car through the Motability Scheme. However, with recent news of thousands of disability claimants losing their cars in cuts, it is worth reflecting on the cultural and symbolic importance of the motor car. The paper considers the car’s ability to expand spatial and experiential horizons and offer a site of sanctuary for disabled people and asks what can be lost in the wake of the recent government reassessment of the scheme?

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 January 2016
Keywords: disability, car, bus, public transport, austerity
Organisations: Population, Health & Wellbeing (PHeW)

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Local EPrints ID: 386135
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386135
ISSN: 0968-7599
PURE UUID: 3d7087c9-4287-4114-91e7-3bc4eac507ea
ORCID for Andrew Power: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3887-1050

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Date deposited: 28 Jan 2016 14:12
Last modified: 19 Jun 2019 00:32

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Author: Andrew Power ORCID iD

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