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Taking exception: discourses of exceptionality and the invocation of the 'ideal'


Harwood, V and Humphry, N, Taking exception: discourses of exceptionality and the invocation of the 'ideal', Disability and the Politics of Education, Peter Lang, S Gabel, S Danforth (ed), New York, pp. 371-383. ISBN 978-0-8204-8895-0 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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It has taken a long time for the condition of being positioned as "disabled" to be conceptualized as an oppression, rather than an unproblematic description of the characteristics and functionings of the bodies of some individuals. Even today in the subdiscipline with which I am most familiar, political philosophy, a relatively abstract notion of having a disability still appears in writings concerning justice, desert and responsibility, as the paradigm of the sort of disadvantage people might suffer that is simply a matter of bad luck.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:education, problematising, ideal student, exceptional
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Research Field:Sociology of education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:Humphry, N (Dr Nicoli Barnes)
ID Code:136879
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-01-21
Last Modified:2020-04-06

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