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Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability - by Shelley L. Tremain (Paperback)

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Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability is a distinctive contribution to growing discussions about how power operates within the academic field of philosophy. By combining the work of Michel Foucault, the insights of philosophy of disability and feminist philosophy, and data derived from empirical research, Shelley L. Tremain compellingly argues that the conception of disability that currently predominates in the discipline of philosophy, according to which disability is a natural disadvantage or personal misfortune, is inextricably intertwined with the underrepresentation of disabled philosophers in the profession of philosophy. Against the understanding of disability that prevails in subfields of philosophy such as bioethics, cognitive science, ethics, and political philosophy, Tremain elaborates a new conception of disability as a historically specifi c and culturally relative apparatus of power. Although the book zeros in on the demographics of and biases embedded in academic philosophy, it will be invaluable to everyone who is concerned about the social, economic, institutional, and political subordination of disabled people.
Number of Pages: 239
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Corporealities: Discourses of Disability
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Author: Shelley L. Tremain
Language: English
Street Date: November 22, 2017
TCIN: 53339952
UPC: 9780472053735
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-3592
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