Reimagining Disablist and Ableist Violence as Abjection

1st Edition

Ryan Thorneycroft

July 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780367365547 - CAT# 327039
Series: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

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Drawing upon vivid and harrowing life history narratives of people labelled intellectually disabled, this book examines the ways in which disabled subjects are constituted, regulated, governed, and violated through an account of abjection.

Extending interdisciplinary dialogues and approaches, it abandons a construct of violence (which by law requires a stable notion of a victim and a perpetrator) and moves to a theorisation of abjection to explore the ways in which disabled subjects are (re)produced, constituted, and treated through time. Deploying a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches, this book sits at the intersections of criminology and sociology, re-thinking notions of dis/ability, violence, and subjectivity, and utilising crip and queer theory to imagine dis/ability differently.

It will be of interest to all scholars and students of disability studies, sociology and criminology and specifically those working the areas of life history work, post-structuralism, hate crime, and postmodern criminology.

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