The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability

2016.11.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elizabeth Barnes, The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability, Oxford University Press, 2016, 200pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.11.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elizabeth Barnes, The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability, Oxford University Press, 2016, 200pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732587. Reviewed by Stephen M. Campbell, Bentley University, and Joseph A. Stramondo, San Diego State University Ask random people on the street what their greatest fears are, and disability is likely to appear high on their list -- right up there with death and public speaking. Most people, and perhaps most philosophers, assume that having a disability is virtually always harmful and bad for those who are disabled, and that this is not simply due to such things as prejudice and discrimination, social ostracism, or lack of accommodations. This is the dominant contemporary view about the relationship between disability and well-being, and Elizabeth Barnes is here to tell us that it is mistaken. In her engaging, powerfully argued, and good-humored book, Barnes seeks to illuminate the. . .

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