Kunt Zsuzsanna : Instead of an editorial preface – Linking cultural anthropology to the phenomenon and experience of disability

The paper provides an overview of some of the basic connections between cultural anthropology and disability. It aims to critically reflect on the need to consciously zoom in, examine and rethink our perceived thought structures and patterns of action. With this introduction, Disability and Society wishes to honour the scientific legacy of a researcher and... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.hu.2023.2.1

Koller Inez Zsófia : Let’s bring them back!

Let’s examine social justice in the context of equal participation with a special attention on people with disability! The enquiry embedded in negative initial conditions, as in real life people with disability have initial disadvantages, follows a thought experiment about the original position with a specific aim: how can we change a situation that represents... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.hu.2023.2.2

Sándor Anikó : Participatory Innovation and Diverse Users Results of a Targeted Literature Review

The aim of this paper is to explore the basic concepts and various conceptualisations of participatory innovation processes. This analysis is part of a multi-stage research project within the disciplinary framework of Disability Studies and Innovation Management. Through targeted and integrative literature analysis, I examined how the literature defines participatory innovation and what benefits and... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2023.2.3

Árki Vanessza : “We seriously wanted to try it” Ágnes Zalabai’s work on the development of Personal Assistance

Péterné Zalabai (1942–), Ágnes is one of the founders of the Independent Living Movement in Hungary, founder of the Hungarian Motivation Foundation (Motiváció Alapítvány), social worker, consultant in rehabilitation environment design. She devoted herself to the development of several services necessary for Independent Living, such as the Personal Assistance system. In 2019, we interviewed Ágnes.... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.hu.2023.2.4