Dangerous Discourses of Disability, Subjectivity and Sexuality by Margrit Shildrick [Book Review]


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Joel Michael Reynolds
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
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[Excerpt]: In the nonideal world against which philosophical ideas and ideals are tried, suffering is distributed unequally. A central, if not defining, question for many late-twentieth-century feminist ethicists is how and why so many forms of suffering are distributed by virtue of bodily difference. For over four decades, disability studies, a multidisciplinary field spanning the humanities and social sciences, has principally revolved around a basic question: is the concept of "disability" constructed like "race," "gender," or "sexuality"? In other words, is it as much a construct as any category historically deployed to justify socially produced sufferings, inequities, and hierarchies and to disenfranchise, stigmatize, and...
Keywords Disability  Feminist Philosophy  Continental Philosophy
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DOI 10.3138/ijfab.11.1.162
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