- Introduction: Where are the missing bodies? Disability studies in the Netherlands
- Medische Antropologie
- Volume | Issue number
- 22 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
In this introduction we discuss the different forms of doing Disability Studies represented in this special issue. Fortunately, there are also shared concerns. The introduction outlines some of these concerns, such as the place of Disability Studies in academia, the tension between interdisciplinary and disciplinary approaches, the style and language of Disability Studies and what this makes of the person with a disability, the notion of citizenship in health care and its values for Disability Studies scholars, the discourse and practice of Quality of Life, and, finally, the relationship of Disability Studies with biomedical practice. Of special interest in the different contributions is the question how the body may be brought back in into Disability Studies.
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