By Michael Schillmeier
This article is a severe and empirically-based advent to incapacity experiences. It deals a finished, book-length research of incapacity in the course of the lens of technological know-how and expertise reviews (STS), and provides a practice-oriented dialogue of the way our bodies, senses and issues are associated in lifestyle and configure "enabling" and "disabling" eventualities. correct to a wide spectrum of clinical practitioners and training social provider employees, the ebook can be crucial analyzing within the fields of incapacity stories, sociology of the body/senses, scientific sociology and STS.
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That their [subjects and objects] seamless integration has begun to crumble and that, out of the rupture, a demand or a vague intuition arises—it is no more than that yet—namely, that the essential form of our will is something beyond both necessity and freedom, and is some third entity that does not submit to this alternative. ( . . ) The difficulty lies in the fact that the accentuated rejection of duality logically seems to leave only unity as an alternative, but that in so doing this does not conform to the actual picture.
Facing the co-presence of the religiousness and socialness of things that configure human relations, religion became a way of dealing with it. Religion in its monotheistic attitude is a way to secure the riskiness of the religiousness and socialness of human relations by the invention of selfexplicatory unities. And it doesn’t come as a surprise that the religion(s) of modernity appear as utterly self-explicatory, non-religious, and non-social. However, this is simultaneously what made modern religions so successful 34 Rethinking Disability precisely because they make us forget about the religiousness and socialness of things, adopting the strategies of purification: the modern religion of the either/or that relates the dependence on others as a self-generated effect.
This means, following the etymology of ‘religion’, the ‘social’ is embedded in a process of being re-read and re-assembled [re-legere and re-ligare]. By doing so it brings to the fore ‘the social’ as a process of associating and gathering and binding heterogeneous things. ), the social gathers the non-social into dis/abling ‘things’. The notion of thing is important here. Following the reading of such diverse thinkers as Martin Heidegger and Bruno Latour, the ‘thing’ refers to the process of gathering that brings into being a collective.
Rethinking Disability: Bodies, Senses, and Things by Michael Schillmeier