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Inciting Legal Fictions: 'Disability's' date with Ontology and the Ableist Body of Law

  title={Inciting Legal Fictions: 'Disability's' date with Ontology and the Ableist Body of Law},
  author={Fiona Kumari Campbell},
  journal={Griffith law review},
Activists with 'disabilities' have placed great trust in the legal body to deliver freedoms in the form of equality rights and protections against discrimination. This article argues that, while such equalisation initiatives have provided remedies in the lives of some individuals with 'disabilities', the sub-text of 'disability' as negative ontology has remained substantially unchallenged. Understanding disability requires more sustained attention to the ontological nature of disability, in… 

"Reasonable Accommodation" and "Accessibility": Human Rights Instruments Relating to Inclusion and Exclusion in the Labor Market

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Civilising Modernity and the Ontological Invalidation of Disabled People

Elimination and/or correction have been the primary social response to disabled people in modernity. The primary form of experience (of disability), during the same period, has been one of

Disability, Rehabilitation Research and Post-Cartesian Embodied Ontologies – Has the Research Paradigm Changed?

Abstract Purpose Since the mid-1990s, the social model of disability has come under scrutiny. Several researchers have examined the role of ontology (philosophical ideas about the nature of what it

An examination of disability and employment policy in Turkey through the perspectives of disability non-governmental organisations and policy-makers

  • V. Yilmaz
  • Political Science
    Disability & Society
  • 2019
Abstract This article examines disability and employment policy in Turkey after the country’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009 through

Body Politics and Disability: Negotiating Subjectivity and Embodiment in Disability Poetry

The article explores the relation between the body and subjectivity through the lens of physical disability. Embarking from the idea that corporeality plays a crucial role in the way subjects are

Making risk and dangerousness intelligible in intellectual disability

In the wake of deinstitutionalisation, a range of punitive, restrictive and coercive measures for controlling the lives of people with intellectual disabilities have emerged from criminal law. This

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Does it matter who teaches disability studies, whether that teacher has a disability or not? Maybe this might strike the reader as a peculiar question – to focus on the teacher’s body or knowledge

Legally disabled? The career experiences of disabled people working in the legal profession: conference report

Foreword The well established philosophy of the disability rights movement in the UK is ‘nothing about us without us’. For this reason the ‘Legally Disabled’ project co produced this research and its

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Abstract The horrific stories of James Byrd Jr., Matthew Shepard and Stephen Lawrence are forever etched in criminal law. In each of these cases, activists, family members, politicians, academics,

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AGAINST NORMALISATION: Subverting Norms of Ability and Disability

In many countries, the principle of normalisation dominates the politics and practical care work related to disabled people. In this ideology of rehabilitation, what are the premises for inclusion?

"Slapping up spastics": the persistence of social attitudes toward people with disabilities.

  • H. Gallagher
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Issues in law & medicine
  • 1995
The underlying assumptions that made possible the killing by physicians of upwards of two hundred thousand disabled German citizens in the 1930s and 1940s are still widely held and the reader is made aware of these assumptions and of the evil that can arise from their careless application.

Thinking through the body of the law

Introduction: The body of the law PHENG CHEAH, DAVID FRASER AND JUDITH GRBICHPART 1 THE MAKING OF THE LEGAL BODY - ETHICS AND POLITICS1 The body of the law: notes toward a theory of corporeal justice

Dissonance and Distrust: Women in the Legal Profession

The fictive feminine virtuous woman disorderly woman positioning the picket fence legal narratives the triumph of ideology a postmodern paradox the maiden Bachelor of Law "Sweet Girl Graduates with

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Margaret Thornton considers the effect on anti-discrimination legislation of changes in the contemporary political climate. With particular regard to disability discrimination, she contrasts social

The politics of deafness

This volume lays out the practical steps families can take to adjust to a loved one's hearing loss and considers the potential of cochlear implants, described both by audiologist Holden and Nickerson, who underwent one in 1985.

The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection

Introduction 1. Stubborn attachment, bodily subjection 2. Circuits and bad conscience 3. Subjection, resistance, resignification 4. 'Conscience doth make subjects of us all' 5. Melancholy

Deaf culture, cochlear implants, and elective disability.

Questions about the extent to which individuals with disabilities may decline treatments to ameliorate disabling conditions arise, and to what extent may they call upon society to provide supportive services and accommodations.

The Genealogy of Morals: An Attack, Anchor

  • Kathryn O'Donovan
  • 1997