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“The light duty guy” an autoethnographic exploration of the discourse surrounding workplace accommodation and disability management in the Canadian mining and construction industry

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dc.contributor.supervisor Hansen, Nancy (Disability Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Terry
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-30T14:25:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-30T14:25:53Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31609
dc.description.abstract This study utilizes the autoethnographic method of research to examine and reflect on the spoken language and labels associated with accommodated workers who have been disabled in workplace accidents in the Canadian mining and construction industry. Spotlighting the personal impact and the implications of the “light duty” and “modified duty” labels as well as the slang terminology used to describe and characterize accommodated workers is an important first step in helping decrease the stigmatization of accommodated workers who have been disabled on the job. As there is very little research in the field of the discourse rooted in workplace accommodation and disability management, it is my hope that this autoethnography will provide a voice that expresses the need to phase out prevailing negative attitudes and stereotypes surrounding accommodated workers, and amplify the call to tomorrow’s mining leaders to support and actualize existing respectful workplace policies and human rights legislation. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Autoethnography en_US
dc.title “The light duty guy” an autoethnographic exploration of the discourse surrounding workplace accommodation and disability management in the Canadian mining and construction industry en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Disability Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Senehi, Jessica (Peace and Conflict Studies) Driedger, Diane (Disability Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2016 en_US


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