Theorising Disability: Beyond Common Sense

Handley, Peter (2003) Theorising Disability: Beyond Common Sense. Politics, 23 (2). pp. 109-118. ISSN 1467-9256

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    Abstract

    This article seeks to introduce the topic of disability to political theory via a discussion of some of the literature produced by disability theorists. The author argues that these more radical approaches conceptualise disability in ways that conflict with ‘common-sense’ notions of disability that tend to underpin political theoretical considerations of the topic. Furthermore, the author suggests that these more radical conceptualisations have profound implications for current debates on social justice, equality and citizenship that highlight the extent to which these notions are also currently underpinned by ‘common-sense’ notions of ‘normality’.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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    Depositing User: Peter Handley
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 09:17
    Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 15:36
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/36836
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