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Rethinking disability theory and practice: challenging essentialism

Lesnik-Oberstein, K. (2015) Rethinking disability theory and practice: challenging essentialism. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, pp216. ISBN 9781137456960

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Abstract/Summary

This edited volume argues that even in recent Critical Disability Studies which have sought to critique essentialist assumptions in relation to Disability, nevertheless essentialisms remain which predetermine and predirect definitions and arguments in the field. This volume analyses such essentialisms in a wide range of areas such as childhood, gender, sexuality, reproduction, ADHD, autism, the animal, d/Deafness, hirsutism, the body, and vision. Particularly issues such as 'agency', 'voice' and 'body' are explored in terms of their political implications.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Graduate Centre for International Research in Childhood (CIRCL)
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:40532
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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