The Rejected Body

The Rejected Body

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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 bodily life, and criticism of the cognitive and social authority of medicine. Among the topics it addresses are who should be identified as disabled; whether disability is biomedical, social or both; what causes disability and what could 'cure' it; and whether scientific efforts to eliminate disabling physical conditions are morally justified. Wendell provides a remarkable look at how cultural attitudes towards the body contribute to the stigma of disability and to widespread unwillingness to accept and provide for the body's inevitable weakness.Some of the most serious questions regarding disability are considered in this book that applies a feminist philosophical perspective to the subject. The authora#39;s own experience of long term disability is incorporated into the text.

Title:The Rejected Body
Author:Susan Wendell
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1996


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