Engaging with materialism and material reality: critical disability studies and economic recession

  title={Engaging with materialism and material reality: critical disability studies and economic recession},
  author={Susan Flynn},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={143 - 159}
  • S. Flynn
  • Published 6 February 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Disability & Society
Abstract Critical disability studies has been accused of preoccupation with cultural, lingual and discursive matters, and in doing so failing to adequately engage with the often-harsh material reality of disability. This has contributed to a circumstance in which disability studies has produced a lack of material focused directly upon economic processes. Concurrently, disabled people have encountered a momentous economic recession that has threatened their basic economic and human rights. This… 

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