• #Cheshirehunger: Understanding Emergency Food Provision in West Cheshire

      Spencer, Alec; Ogden, Cassandra A.; Battarbee, Lynda; West Cheshire Foodbank, University of Chester, Trussell Trust (2015-03-01)
      A report exploring the use of foodbanks and the reasons behind their use, within the West-Cheshire region.
    • Disability

      Ogden, Cassandra A.; University of Chester (Routledge, 2014-03-28)
      An exploration of the understanding of disability and deviance through the lens of critical disability studies.
    • Mobility, impairment and empowerment: Subverting normalising discourses

      Ogden, Cassandra A.; Cox, Peter; University of Chester (2013-11-23)
      Deriving our understandings from a Foucauldian perspective, we argue that the mobile subject is not a natural, pre-social being. Rather, power relations structure our ability to choose and the choices we can make. One of the ways in which these paper relations are manifest is through the micro-politics of normalising discourses. Our concern in this study is to disrupt the normalising and naturalising discourses of mobility in order to reveal the impacts these have on the differently able body. First, the paper utilises fictional reverse narratives, combining the methods of Miner’s influential 1956 article “Body ritual among the Nacirema” (American Anthropologist 58: 3), with more recent work on the creation of “ethnographic fictions”. These narratives are designed to invert and subvert conventional assumptions about the processes of travel and the experiential dimension of quotidian mobility. The paper then explores the ways to which they serve to highlight the degree to which ableism underpins and permeates majority conceptualisation of travel processes. Through these narratives, space is made in which to unpack power relations and to consider the hegemony of the ‘normal’ body in mobility studies. Secondly, the paper applies this analysis to some wider issues in the verbal and visual languages associated with sustainable mobility models in current use, to consider the degree to which these are compatible with a socially sustainable and inclusive modelling of future mobility.
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry in Mental Health Research

      Ogden, Cassandra A.; University of Chester (Policy Press, 2014-10-22)
      A dictionary entry explaining the main qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry in research interested in mental health.
    • The Social Model of Disability

      Ogden, Cassandra A.; University of Chester (Policy Press, 2014-10-22)
      A dictionary entry explaining critically the 'Social Model of Disability'.
    • ‘Standing by’: disability hate crime and the police in England

      Taylor, Paul J.; Corteen, Karen; Ogden, Cassandra A.; Morely, Sharon; University of Chester (Taylor and Francis, 2012-03-07)
      This article discusses the Don’t Stand By: Hate Crime Research Report (DSB) (Mencap, 2011), which documents failings in policing practices related to reporting and responding to disability hate crime. Such failings, we argue, constitute not so much direct discrimination but acts of ‘normalcy’. Normalcy is the process whereby taken for granted ideas about what is normal become naturalised; in this respect being non-disabled is seen as normal. Acts of normalcy, whilst less tangible, are by no means less violent or harmful than acts of ‘real discrimination’ or ‘real violence’ (Goodley and Rumswick-Cole, 2011). Systemic and cultural normalcy within the police is not new, as can be seen in the case of Stephen Lawrence.
    • Surveillance of the leaky child: No-body's normal but that doesn't stop us trying

      Ogden, Cassandra A.; University of Chester (University of Chester Press, 2013-03-01)
      This chapter explores the term leakiness and utilises the term to aggravate and discomfort readers whilst interrogating social experiences.