Intersectionality and Employment in England: Where are all the Black Disabled People?

Date

2020

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0968-7599

Volume Title

Publisher

Routledge

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This paper begins by giving a description of the relationship between austerity and the neoliberal policy focus on work in the UK, and how this impacts negatively on disabled people. It examines why Black disabled people’s employment experiences have been missing in the literature despite the fact that they are more affected by austerity. Black disabled people’s experiences in the job market tend to focus on racism and discrimination, whilst other struggles linked to disability, and what this implies for Black people, are poorly understood. A case study, of Black disabled workers, living with the sickle cell condition, is examined to comprehend why more nuanced intersectional research might be needed to understand why some Black people’s experiences of employment remain invisible.

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Keywords

intersectionality, employment, disability, racism, Black, BAME

Citation

Berghs, M. & Dyson, S.M. (2020) Intersectionality and Employment in England: Where are all the Black Disabled People? Disability and Society, (In Press).

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Research Institute

Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research