Beyond Disability?

  • Floris Tomasini


This chapter is in two parts. Part one is a critical review of disability modelling and some deep inherent problems that have not been satisfactorily resolved. Part two moves beyond disability debate, by introducing an integral model of vulnerability. This generates a deep pluralism, where vulnerable-making fields of experience and their publicly available narratives can be used to construct the self and build identity.


Models of disability Medical model of disability Social model of disability Phases of debate An integral approach to vulnerability Biological vulnerability Social vulnerability Freedom 


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