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Disability and Other Human Questions


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Chapter 1. What brings us to disability and other human questions? Chapter 2. Who's allowed to be human? Chapter 3. What is human desire? Chapter 4. Are human beings dependent? Chapter 5. Are we able to be human? Chapter 6. What does it mean to be human in the digital age?

About the Author

Dan Goodley is Professor of Disability Studies in the School of Education and co-director of iHuman: the interdisciplinary research institute for the study of the human at the University of Sheffield. Dan has written numerous books on disability studies including Dis/ability Studies (2014: Routledge) and Disability Studies (2016, second edition: Sage). He is a Nottingham Forest FC and Sleaford Mods fanatic.


'Dan Goodley is one of the most original, opinionated, thoughtful writers in all of disability studies. I can't think of anyone better to introduce you to disability, and to explain why thinking about disability makes us better at thinking about humanity.' -- Tom Shakespeare
'This social theory text is quite a page-turner. In a skillful balancing act, it combines academic scholarship with vivid accounts of lived experience. Insightful, but also provocative, compassionate and witty in equal measure, Goodley's narrative engages productively with multiple interdisciplinary fields of critical theory, making for compelling reading as it goes. It positions disability as a process-oriented indicator of shared concerns and emergent trends in contemporary discussions about being human and becoming posthuman. Most of all, it argues for a relational ethics towards humans, nonhumans, animals and machines - a passionate call for community in these turbulent times.' -- Rosi Braidotti

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