Re-cognising disability: cross-examining social inclusion through the prism of queer anti-sociality

Campbell, Fiona Kumari (2013) Re-cognising disability: cross-examining social inclusion through the prism of queer anti-sociality. Jindal Global Law Review, 4 (2). 209 -238. ISSN 0975-2498


Studies in medical sociology and law construct disability as anti-productive, unthinkable and unintelligible. This article takes the view, long recognised in the phenomenological tradition, that alternate embodiments result in markedly different forms of human ontology. Enter queer theory. Antithetical to the proposition that disabled people are the same as the ‘abled’, I point to a (trans)difference and suggest that a way out of the confines of recuperative liberal intolerance is to figure the disabled body conceptually as anti-social and ableist normativity as (non)compulsory. I propose that the disabled body is counter-intuitive and actualises, negotiates ‘negative’ ways of knowing or disidentifications. Can queer theory be merely grafted onto the cripped body and dragged onto another inflection?

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 03:08
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 02:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability studies; studies in ableism; queer theory; disability law
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies

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