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

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

ERA Journal ID213066
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorCampbell, Fiona Kumari
Journal TitleJindal Global Law Review
Journal Citation4 (2), pp. 209 -238
Number of Pages30
Year2013
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationIndia
ISSN0975-2498
2364-4869
Abstract

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?

Keywordsdisability studies; studies in ableism; queer theory; disability law
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020441005. Social theory
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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