The body politic: Theorising disability and impairment

Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (2):169–176 (2007)
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abstract In her critique of the social model of disability, Lorella Terzi argues that it over‐socialises disability, and that some kind of connection must be made between disability and bodily impairment. In this paper I argue that, far from over‐socialising disability, the social model does not go far enough. The important contribution of the social model is that it politicises disability. I argue that bodily impairment must itself be politicised, and the insights of the social model should be extended to the body itself.



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The social model of disability: A philosophical critique.Lorella Terzi - 2004 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 21 (2):141–157.

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