The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability

Hardcover | April 13, 2016

byElizabeth Barnes

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Elizabeth Barnes argues compellingly that disability is primarily a social phenomenon- a way of being a minority, a way of facing social oppression, but not a way of being inherently or intrinsically worse off. This is how disability is understood in the Disability Rights and Disability Pride movements; but there is a massive disconnect with the way disability is typically viewed within analytic philosophy. The idea that disability is not inherently bad or sub-optimal is one that many philosophers treat with open skepticism, and sometimes even with scorn. The goal of this book is to articulate and defend a version of the view of disability that is common in the Disability Rights movement.

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Elizabeth Barnes argues compellingly that disability is primarily a social phenomenon- a way of being a minority, a way of facing social oppression, but not a way of being inherently or intrinsically worse off. This is how disability is understood in the Disability Rights and Disability Pride movements; but there is a massive disconnec...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:218 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.1 inPublished:April 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198732589

ISBN - 13:9780198732587

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