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Minority Body : A Theory of Disability (Hardcover) (Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth Barnes argues that to be physically disabled is not to have a defective body, but simply to have a minority body.
Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Philosophy, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Women's Studies, Ethics + Moral Philosophy
Series Title: Studies in Feminist Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Elizabeth Barnes
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2016
TCIN: 51125742
UPC: 9780198732587
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-7090
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