Rethinking Disability

Bodies, Senses, and Things

By Michael Schillmeier

© 2010 – Routledge

220 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

Books in this series consider social science aspects of science studies. Authors discuss how science is socially situated and mediated, how science and technology are shaped by society and society by science and technology. Books will consider the social impact of new technologies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities