Spatialising the contentious politics of ADHD: Networks and scalar strategies in health social movement activism

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324066
Title:
Spatialising the contentious politics of ADHD: Networks and scalar strategies in health social movement activism
Authors:
Edwards, Claire
Affiliation:
University College Cork
Citation:
Edwards C. Spatialising the contentious politics of ADHD: Networks and scalar strategies in health social movement activism. Health & Place 2014, 29:52
Publisher:
Health & Place
Journal:
Health & Place
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324066
DOI:
10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.05.005
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1353829214000744
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This paper explores the spatial dynamics of health social movement activism in the context of a specific condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Deploying qualitative research conducted with Irish ADHD organisations, it examines how place and space affect activist networks and the dilemmas that emerge when local ‘mobilisations’ converge at national and transnational levels. ADHD activism in Ireland has been predominantly localist in orientation, but certain organisations have shifted their activism to the European scale as a means of gaining further political and epistemic recognition for the condition. The paper suggests that health social movement studies would benefit from an engagement with the geographies of inter-scalar relations in analysing organisations׳ action repertoires.
Keywords:
LEARNING DISABILITY
Local subject classification:
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
ISSN:
13538292

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Claireen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-01T10:48:37Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-01T10:48:37Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-
dc.identifier.citationEdwards C. Spatialising the contentious politics of ADHD: Networks and scalar strategies in health social movement activism. Health & Place 2014, 29:52en_GB
dc.identifier.issn13538292-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.05.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324066-
dc.descriptionThis paper explores the spatial dynamics of health social movement activism in the context of a specific condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Deploying qualitative research conducted with Irish ADHD organisations, it examines how place and space affect activist networks and the dilemmas that emerge when local ‘mobilisations’ converge at national and transnational levels. ADHD activism in Ireland has been predominantly localist in orientation, but certain organisations have shifted their activism to the European scale as a means of gaining further political and epistemic recognition for the condition. The paper suggests that health social movement studies would benefit from an engagement with the geographies of inter-scalar relations in analysing organisations׳ action repertoires.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth & Placeen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1353829214000744en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Health & Placeen_GB
dc.subjectLEARNING DISABILITYen_GB
dc.subject.otherATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)en_GB
dc.titleSpatialising the contentious politics of ADHD: Networks and scalar strategies in health social movement activismen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Corken_GB
dc.identifier.journalHealth & Placeen_GB
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