Foucault and the Government of Disability (2015)

Shelley Tremain’s collection Foucault and the Government of Disability is reissued in an enlarged and revised edition.

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tremainShelley Tremain, Editor, Foucault and the Government of Disability, University of Michigan, 2015

Enlarged and Revised Edition
An up-to-date edition of a foundational collection

Foucault and the Government of Disability considers the continued relevance of Foucault to disability studies, as well as the growing significance of disability studies to understandings of Foucault. A decade ago, this international collection provocatively responded to Foucault’s call to question what is regarded as natural, inevitable, ethical, and liberating. The book’s contributors draw on Foucault to scrutinize a range of widely endorsed practices and ideas surrounding disability, including rehabilitation, community care, impairment, normality and abnormality, inclusion, prevention, accommodation, and special education. In this revised and expanded edition, four new essays extend and elaborate the lines of inquiry by problematizing (to use Foucault’s term) the epistemological, political, and ethical character of the supercrip, the racialized war on autism, the performativity of intellectual disability, and the…

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