The minority body: a theory of disability / Elizabeth Barnes.Series: Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016Edition: First editionDescription: xii, 200pISBN: 9780198732587Subject(s): Disabilities | Sociology of disability | People with disabilities | Disabled Persons | Minority Groups | Minority Health | Disability Studies | Behinderung | Inklusion | SozialphilosophieDDC classification: 362.4 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index.
Preface -- Introduction -- Constructing disability -- Bad-difference and mere-difference -- The value-neutral model -- Taking their word for it -- Causing disability -- Disability pride -- Bibliography -- Index.
Elizabeth Barnes argues compellingly that disability is primarily a social phenomenon- a way of being a minority, a way of facing social oppression, but not a way of being inherently or intrinsically worse off. This is how disability is understood in the Disability Rights and Disability Pride movements; but there is a massive disconnect with the way disability is typically viewed within analytic philosophy. The idea that disability is not inherently bad or sub-optimal is one that many philosophers treat with open skepticism, and sometimes even with scorn. The goal of this book is to articulate and defend a version of the view of disability that is common in the Disability Rights movement.