Law and dis/abilities

Sagar, Arun (2021) Law and dis/abilities. Jindal Global Law Review, 12 (2). pp. 227-231. ISSN 9752498

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We began our Call for Papers for this issue of the Jindal Global Law Review (JGLR) with the following provocation: ‘What is the relationship between law and disability? Conventionally, the law can be understood as a discourse of order, and in contrast disability is about experiences that are out of order. In metaphorical terms, disability is marked by lack whereas the law makes claims to restoration and completeness.’ This is a provocation because these “conventional” statements contain normative assumptions about disability and about law that we fully expected our contributors to pick apart. The idea that disability is about lack and about experiences that are ‘out of order’ is, of course, one that has long been questioned by disability studies. Lack and disorder are opposed to completeness and order, which in this context is determined by the norm. And in terms of the body and the mind, deviations from the norm are hierarchised, which is the basis for oppressive social

Item Type: Article
Keywords: law and disability | Disability
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Rights
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2021 06:54
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2022 07:31
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