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The rejected body : feminist philosophical reflections on disability

Author: Susan Wendell
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Wendell has lived with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) since 1985. In The Rejected Body, she connects her own experience of illness to feminist theory and the literature of disability. 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wendell
ISBN: 0415910463 9780415910460 0415910471 9780415910477
OCLC Number: 33947138
Description: viii, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Who Is Disabled? Defining Disability --
2. The Social Construction of Disability --
3. Disability as Difference --
4. The Flight from the Rejected Body --
5. The Cognitive and Social Authority of Medicine --
6. Disability and Feminist Ethics --
7. Feminism, Disability, and Transcendence of the Body.
Responsibility: Susan Wendell.

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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,  Read more...

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