Book abstract: 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.
|Title of host publication||Disability and Social Theory: New Developments and Directions|
|Editors||D. Goodley, B. Hughes, L. Davis|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|