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Disability, bioethics, and rejected knowledge


Newell, CJ, Disability, bioethics, and rejected knowledge, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 31, (3) pp. 269-283. ISSN 0360-5310 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/03605310600712901


In this article I explore disability as far more than individual private tragedy, suggesting it has a social location and reproduction. Within this context we look at the power relations associated with bioethics and its largely uncritical use of the biomedical model. Within that context the topics of genetics, euthanasia, and biotechnology are explored. In examining these topics a social account of disability is proposed as rejected knowledge. Accordingly we explore the political nature of bioethics as a project.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:disability, bioethics, rejected knowledge, politics
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health and Community Services
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Communication Networks and Services
Objective Field:Mobile Data Networks and Services
UTAS Author:Newell, CJ (Associate Professor Christopher Newell)
ID Code:44297
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Medical Education Unit
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2012-10-09

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