Disability and Being `Normal': A Response to McLaughlin and Goodley

@article{Bridgens2009DisabilityAB,
  title={Disability and Being `Normal': A Response to McLaughlin and Goodley},
  author={Ruth Bridgens},
  journal={Sociology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={753 - 761}
}
In a recent issue of Sociology, McLaughlin and Goodley (2008: 318) argue that some feminists and disability scholars are critical of postmodern and post-structuralist ‘celebrations of contingency, fluidity and deconstruction’ in the case of marginalized groups, ‘advocating in contrast the political necessity of certain truth claims and collective identities’. Marginalized groups ‘are assumed to require a level of certainty, which others in more privileged positions can live and thrive without… Expand
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