1st Edition

Rethinking Disability
Bodies, Senses, and Things

ISBN 9780415810548
Published September 5, 2012 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

This text is a critical and empirically-based introduction to disability studies. It offers a comprehensive, book-length analysis of disability through the lens of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and presents a practice-oriented discussion of how bodies, senses and things are linked in everyday life and configure "enabling" and "disabling" scenarios. Relevant to a broad spectrum of medical practitioners and practicing social service workers, the book will also be essential reading in the fields of disability studies, sociology of the body/senses, medical sociology and STS.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rethinking Disability: Revisiting the Social  Part 1: ‘The Social’ in Question: Rethinking Modern Di/visions  1. The Social and the Religion of Modernity  2. Othering Blindness in the Light of Vision and Di/vision  Part 2: In Medias Res  3. A Dis/ability Manifesto  Part 3: Dis/abling Practices  4. Dis/abling Spaces of Calculation  5. Time-Spaces of In/dependence and Dis/ability  6. From Exclusive Perspectives to Inclusive Differences  7. Concluding Remarks

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Michael Schillmeier is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.