The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability

Elizabeth Barnes

Anno: 2016
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 214 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 221 x 142 mm
Peso: 380 gr.
  • EAN: 9780198732587

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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. Elizabeth Barnes argues that to be physically disabled is not to have a defective body, but simply to have a minority body.