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The rejected body : feminist philosophical reflections on disability

Author: Susan Wendell
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some of the most serious questions regarding disability are considered in this book that applies a feminist philosophical perspective to the subject. The author's own experience of long term disability is incorporated into the text.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wendell
ISBN: 0415910471 9780415910477 0415910463 9780415910460
OCLC Number: 422811914
Target Audience: For adults.
Description: 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Who is Disabled? Defining Disability Chapter 2 The Social Construction of Disability Chapter 3 Disability as Difference Chapter 4 The Flight from the Rejected Body Chapter 5 The Cognitive and Social Authority of Medicine Chapter 6 Feminism, Disability and Transendence of the Body.
Responsibility: by 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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