The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability pdf epub fb2

The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability by Susan Wendell pdf epub fb2

The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability Author: Susan Wendell
Title: The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability
ISBN: 0415910463
ISBN13: 978-0415910460
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Pages: 214 pages
Publisher: Routledge (July 2, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1315 kb
Size EPUB version: 1459 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




The Rejected Body argues that feminist theorizing has been skewed toward non-disabled experience, and that the knowledge of people with disabilities must be integrated into feminist ethics, discussions of bodily life, and criticism of the cognitive and social authority of medicine. Among the topics it addresses are who should be identified as disabled; whether disability is biomedical, social or both; what causes disability and what could 'cure' it; and whether scientific efforts to eliminate disabling physical conditions are morally justified. Wendell provides a remarkable look at how cultural attitudes towards the body contribute to the stigma of disability and to widespread unwillingness to accept and provide for the body's inevitable weakness.