Disability Praxis

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Disability Praxis


‘A masterful intervention that is particularly pertinent for an age of austerity, pandemic, and rising living costs’ Robert Chapman, author of ‘Empire of Normality’. The rise of the extreme right globally, the crisis of capitalism and the withdrawal of all but the most punitive arms of the state are having a disastrous impact on disabled people’s lives. Bob Williams-Findlay offers an account of the transformative potential of disability praxis and how it relates to disabled politics and activism. He addresses different sites of struggle, showing how disabled people have advanced radical theory into the implementation of policies. Examining the growth of the global ‘Disabled People’s Movement’ during the 1960s, Williams-Findlay shows how a new social discourse emerged that shifted the focus away from seeing disability as restrictions on an individual’s body, towards understanding the impact of restrictions created by capitalist relations. He shines light on the contested definitions of disability, asking us to reconsider how different socio-political contexts produce varied understandings of social oppression and how we can play a role in transforming definitions and societies.

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SKU: 43095 Category: Tags: ,
Subtitle: The body as a site of struggle
Author: Williams-Findlay, Bob
Year: 2024
ISBN: 9780745340982
Pages: 222
Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publisher's city: London
Publication date: 2024-05-01
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