Hughes, B., and Paterson, K. (1997) The social model of disability and the disappearing body: towards a sociology of impairment. Disability and Society, 12(3), pp. 325-340. (doi:10.1080/09687599727209)
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What is the case for and how would one begin to construct a sociology of impairment? This paper argues that the realignment of the disability/impairment distinction is vital for the identity politics of the disability movement. The body is at the heart of contemporary political and theoretical debate, yet the social model of disability makes it an exile. The transformation of the body from a reactionary to an emancipatory concept implies a sociology of impairment. This paper explores the contribution that post-structuralism and phenomenology might make to this end.
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Paterson, Dr Kevin|
|Authors:||Hughes, B., and Paterson, K.|
|College/School:||College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences|
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
|Journal Name:||Disability and Society|
|Published Online:||01 July 2010|