Disability and Social Theory: New Developments and Directions
Dan Goodley, Bill Hughes, Lennard Davis
Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 1, 2012 - Law - 348 pages
This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection examines disability from a theoretical perspective. Each chapter challenges dominant biological, individualistic and psychological views of disability, drawing on one or two theories (and theorists) to advance a sustained analysis of disability, impairment and society. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with other transformative ideas around sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality and nation, engaging with ideas from poststructuralism, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, Marxism, feminisms and queer theory to recast disabled bodies-and-minds as psychosocial, cultural and political phenomena. The book includes contributions from established writers as well as new, emerging and exciting scholars in the field of critical disability studies, with authors writing from a host of disciplines including legal studies, psychology, sociology, development studies, dance, education, philosophy and women's studies. Through its detailed analysis of the conditions of disablism, the text also argues for the celebration of more affirmative views of impairment, disability and disabled identities.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
ableism accessed argues Asperger Syndrome autism become behaviour Bourdieu Braidotti challenge chapter civilising process colonial commodification community of practice concept contact improvisation contemporary context created critical disability studies cultural cyborg cyborg theory dance dancer Deleuze and Guattari Disability & Society Disability Theory disabled body disabled people’s discourse dominant DPOs embodied engage epistemologies everyday example experience explore Foucault frame gender Global South Goffman Goodley group home Haraway human identity impersonal singularities individual intellectual disabilities interaction International knowledge lives London means Meekosha Michalko Michel Foucault mirror neuron model of disability modernity movement nomadic non-disabled normal normative ontological oppression organisation person perspective physical political position post-structuralism postcolonial problem production prosthetic psychoanalysis queer recognise refers relations relationship resistance Routledge self-advocacy sense sexual Shildrick social model social theory space sterilisation symbolic tion Titchkosky total institution understanding University Press women with disabilities WWDA York