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Vulnerable Bodies

New Directions in Disability Studies

Authors: Tomasini, Floris

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  • ​Offers new direction in disability studies, by integrating the medical and social model of disability. 
  • Broadens the disability debate to include what and how it is to be vulnerable. 
  • Provides a unique integral approach to thinking about impairment and disability through the integrative lens of being vulnerable, whilst transcending the normative trap which impairment and disability debate finds itself locked in.
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About this book

This book offers new direction in disability studies, by integrating the medical and social model of disability. The first aim is to provide an integral approach to thinking about impairment and disability through the integrative lens of being vulnerable. The second aim is to transcend the normative trap which impairment and disability debate finds itself locked in.
Disability debate is trapped in a normative struggle to escape oppressive norms. Either, by legitimizing the desire to be free from impairment, where a legitimization identity is promoted through the medical model. Or, by resisting discriminative social norms, where the desire is to be free from oppressive social barriers that exist on top of having impairment. Identifying with one’s vulnerability, or embodied uncertainty, allows for the possibility of forging meaning and building new identity. It allows freedom to express embodied difference, rather than to transform or defend it.

About the authors

Floris Tomasini is an applied philosopher, and recently, a Post-Doctoral Wellcome Trust Fellow.  He co-wrote Examining Trust in Healthcare: A Multidisciplinary Perspective with David Pilgrim and Ivo Vassilev. As well as many articles, his last book is called Remembering and Disremembering the Dead: Posthumous Punishment, Harm and Redemption over Time.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-31899-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $65.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: October 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-230-29983-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vulnerable Bodies
Book Subtitle
New Directions in Disability Studies
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31899-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-31899-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29983-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 87
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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