Foucault and the Government of Disability, Paperback / softback Book

Foucault and the Government of Disability Paperback / softback

Edited by Shelley Tremain

Part of the Corporealities: Discourses of Disability series


This revised and expanded edition of 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.

Now, 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 potent mixture of neoliberalism and biopolitics in the context of physician-assisted suicide.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 424 pages, 1 diagram
  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780472036387


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