Critical theory and disability: a phenomenological approach

By: Mladenov, Teodor
Series: Critical Theory and Contemporary SocietyPublisher: New York Bloomsbury 2016Description: vii, 222 p.ISBN: 9781501322167Subject(s): People with disabilities | Critical theory | Disability studies | BulgariaDDC classification: 362.4 Summary: Critical Theory and Disability explores social and ontological issues encountered by present-day disabled people, applying ideas from disability studies and phenomenology. It focuses on disabling contexts in order to highlight and criticize the ontological assumptions of contemporary society, particularly those related to the meaning of human being. In empirical terms, the book explores critically social practices that undermine disabled people's well being, drawing on cases from contemporary Bulgaria. It includes in-depth examination of key mechanisms such as disability assessment, personal assistance (direct payments) and disability-based discrimination. On this basis, wider sociological and ontological claims are made concerning the body, identity, otherness, and exclusion. http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/critical-theory-and-disability-9781501322167/
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Table of Content:
Acknowledgements
chapter 1: introduction
chapter 2: the body
chapter 3: disability assessment
chapter 4: personal assistance
chapter 5: discrimination
chapter 6: media representations of inaccessibility
chapter 7: sexuality 257
chapter 8: the un convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
chapter 9: conclusions
bibliography
index

Critical Theory and Disability explores social and ontological issues encountered by present-day disabled people, applying ideas from disability studies and phenomenology. It focuses on disabling contexts in order to highlight and criticize the ontological assumptions of contemporary society, particularly those related to the meaning of human being. In empirical terms, the book explores critically social practices that undermine disabled people's well being, drawing on cases from contemporary Bulgaria. It includes in-depth examination of key mechanisms such as disability assessment, personal assistance (direct payments) and disability-based discrimination. On this basis, wider sociological and ontological claims are made concerning the body, identity, otherness, and exclusion.

http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/critical-theory-and-disability-9781501322167/

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