Biometric geographies, mobility and disability: biologies of culpability and the biologised spaces of (post)modernity

Joanne Maddern, Emma Stewart

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    Abstract

    Over the past 15 years, geography has made many significant contributions to our understanding of disabled people's identities, lives, and place in society and space. 'Towards Enabling Geographies' brings together leading scholars to showcase the 'second wave' of geographical studies concerned with disability and embodied differences. This area has broadened and challenged conventional boundaries of 'disability', expanding the kinds of embodied differences considered, while continuing to grapple with important challenges such as policy relevance and the use of more inclusionary research approaches. This book demonstrates the value of a spatial conceptualization of disability and disablement to a broader social science audience, whilst examining how this conceptualization can be further developed and refined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTowards enabling geographies
    EditorsVera Chouinard , Edward Hall , Robert Wilton
    Place of PublicationFarnham
    Pages237-253
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010

    Publication series

    NameAshgate's geographies of health series
    PublisherAshgate

    Keywords

    • disabled people's identities
    • disability
    • embodied differences
    • disablement

    Cite this

    Maddern, J., & Stewart, E. (2010). Biometric geographies, mobility and disability: biologies of culpability and the biologised spaces of (post)modernity. In V. Chouinard , E. Hall , & R. Wilton (Eds.), Towards enabling geographies (pp. 237-253). (Ashgate's geographies of health series)..