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Dangerous Discourses of Disability, Subjectivity and Sexuality


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Margrit Shildrick
    Pages 1-16
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  10. Margrit Shildrick
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 178-215

About this book


This innovative and adventurous work, now in paperback, uses broadly feminist and postmodernist modes of analysis to explore what motivates damaging attitudes and practices towards disability. The book argues for the significance of the psycho-social imaginary and suggests a way forward in disability's queering of normative paradigms.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastUK

About the authors

MARGRIT SHILDRICK is Reader in Gender Studies at Queen's University, Belfast, UK and Adjunct Professor of the Critical Disability Studies program, York University, Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Leaky Bodies and Boundaries and Embodying the Monster, and co-editor of several books including Ethics of the Body.

Bibliographic information


“Margrit Shildrick’s Dangerous Discourses of Disability, Subjectivity and Sexuality marks a welcome, needed, and challenging contribution. … scholars from multiple disciplines interested in critical disability studies—from English to gender and sexuality studies and from sociology to bioethics—will find it insightful and provocative.” (Joel Michael Reynolds, IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Vol. 11 (1), 2018)