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Taking exception: discourses of exceptionality and the invocation of the 'ideal'
chapterposted on 2023-05-24, 06:57 authored by Harwood, V, Nicoli BarnesNicoli Barnes
It has taken a long time for the condition of being positioned as “disabled” to be conceptualized as an oppression, rather than an unproblematic description of the characteristics and functionings of the bodies of some individuals. Even today in the subdiscipline with which I am most familiar, political philosophy, a relatively abstract notion of having a disability still appears in writings concerning justice, desert and responsibility, as the paradigm of the sort of disadvantage people might suffer that is simply a matter of bad luck.
Publication titleDisability and the Politics of Education
EditorsS Gabel, S Danforth
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
Place of publicationNew York
Rights statementCopyright 2008 Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York