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Complicating Disability Studies’ Relationship to Medicine

One of Disability Studies’ major hang-ups is its default position with respect to the field of medicine and—by extension—with medical practitioners. The adversarial stance of DS towards medicine (and doctors) stems largely from the former’s repudiation of the medical model … Continue reading

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Triggernometry

So “trigger warnings” are back in the news again. I’ve been reading along for months while concertedly refraining from making any sort of public comment on the discussion, but now I feel kind of obligated since it keeps raging on and … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of chronic illness as disability? An entire field, apparently.

Here is a crucial point: the exhaustion of disabled research subjects comes by way of our historical investment in believing that disability makes a person available for excessive experimentation and bureaucratic oversight (Snyder and Mitchell 28, original italics). The prevailing position … Continue reading

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