Karim, Sarah ORCID: 0000-0001-5025-172X and Waldschmidt, Anne ORCID: 0000-0002-7371-3031 (2019). Unexpected abilities? Persons with disabilities between ascriptions of inability and doing ability. Osterr. Z. Soziol., 44 (3). S. 269 - 289. WIESBADEN: SPRINGER VIEWEG-SPRINGER FACHMEDIEN WIESBADEN GMBH. ISSN 1862-2585

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Using the example of dis/ability, this article analyses society's ability-centeredness as a productive constellation of power, and offers a broader perspective to both general sociology and critical disability studies. While the sociological discourse has primarily concerned itself with abilities, disability studies problematizes, under the keyword ableism, the relationship between ability and disability. However, the discussion is often normative, and the methodology self-referential. Drawing on Michel Foucault and his dispositif analysis, this article understands dis/ability as a complex, dynamic and contingent dispositif, in which in/abilities are negotiated and produced. Using this analytical framework, and focussing on the dimensions making dis/ability and un/doing dis/ability, this article presents the initial results of ongoing research on sheltered workshops as rehabilitative institutions.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Karim, SarahUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0001-5025-172XUNSPECIFIED
Waldschmidt, AnneUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-7371-3031UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-142678
DOI: 10.1007/s11614-019-00362-3
Journal or Publication Title: Osterr. Z. Soziol.
Volume: 44
Number: 3
Page Range: S. 269 - 289
Date: 2019
Place of Publication: WIESBADEN
ISSN: 1862-2585
Language: German
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
SociologyMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/14267


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