Disability and Social Theory: New Developments and Directions

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Disability and Social Theory: New Developments and Directions by D. Goodley

This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230243255
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

THEO BLACKMORE Strategic Liaison Manager for Disability Cornwall, UK
ROSI BRAIDOTTI Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University, The Netherlands
FIONA KUMARI CAMPBELL Associate Professor & Deputy Head of Griffith Law School, Australia
TSITSI CHATAIKA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
CAROLYN FROHMADER is the Executive Director of Women With Disabilities Australia, Australia
ANITA GHAI Associate Professor, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, India
SHAUN GRECH Research Associate at the Research Institute for Health and Social Change (RIHSC), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
MARK HAYDON-LAURELUT Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, UK
REBECCA LAWTHOM Associate Professor in Community Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
STEPHEN LEE HODGKINS Director of Disability LIB, UK
REBECCA MALLETT Senior Lecturer in Disability Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, UK
EIMIR MCGRATH is a Researcher at London Metropolitan University, UK
HELEN MEEKOSHKA Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, University of South Wales, Australia
KARL NUNKOOSING Principal Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK
JAMES OVERBOE Associate Professor in Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
DONNA REEVE Honorary Research Fellow with the Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) and Applied Social Science at Lancaster University, UK
GRIET ROETS Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Social Welfare Studies, Ghent University, Belgium
KATHERINE RUNSWICK-COLE Research Fellow in Disability Studies and Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

1 Introducing Disability and Social Theory Dan Goodley Bill Hughes Lennard Davis 1

Part I Cultures

2 Civilising Modernity and the Ontological Invalidation of Disabled People Bill Hughes 17

3 Commodifying Autism: The Cultural Contexts of 'Disability' in the Academy Rebecca Mallett Katherine Runswick-Cole 33

4 Disability and the Majority World: A Neocolonial Approach Shaun Grech 52

5 Discourses of Disabled Peoples' Organisations: Foucault, Bourdieu and Future Perspectives Theo Blackmore Stephen Lee Hodgkins 70

Part II Bodies

6 Cyborgs, Cripples and iCrip: Reflections on the Contribution of Haraway to Disability Studies Donna Reeve 91

7 Theory, Impairment and Impersonal Singularities: Deleuze, Guattari and Agamben James Overboe 112

8 The Body as the Problem of Individuality: A Phenomenological Disability Studies Approach Tanya Titchkosky Rod Michalko 127

9 Dancing with Disability: An Intersubjective Approach Eimir McGrath 143

Part III Subjectivities

10 Nomadology and Subjectivity: Deleuze, Guattari and Critical Disability Studies Griet Roets Rosi Braidotti 161

11 Jacques Lacan + Paul Hunt = Psychoanalytic Disability Studies Dan Goodley 179

12 Intellectual Disability Trouble: Foucault and Goffman on 'Challenging Behaviour' Karl Nunkoosing Mark Haydon-Laurelut 195

13 Stalking Ableism: Using Disability to Expose 'Abled' Narcissism Fiona Kumari Campbell 212

Part IV Communities

14 Lave and Wenger, Communities of Practice and Disability Studies Rebecca Lawthom Tsitsi Chataika 233

15 Disability, Development and Postcolonialism Tsitsi Chataika 252

16 Engaging with Disability with Postcolonial Theory Anita Ghai 270

17 Recognition, Respect and Rights: Women with Disabilities in a Globalised World Carolyn Frohmader Helen Meekosha 287

18 Conclusion: Disability and Social Theory Bill Hughes Dan Goodley Lennard Davis 308

Glossary 318

Index 336

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