Some readers and listeners of BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY may recall that one of our first posts was an announcement about the book symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability that will take place at the upcoming Pacific APA in Vancouver.
In recognition of this event, the University of Michigan Press will take 30% off the price of the book from February 20th – May 1st, to coincide with both the Central and Pacific meetings. (The book will also be available for purchase at the Scholar’s Choice booth at the Central meeting.)
In order to take advantage of the discount, you just need to supply the promo code UMAPA19 when you reach this stage of purchasing the book at the University of Michigan Press website.
Melinda, Devonya, Jesse, Chloë, and I hope to see many of you at our symposium on the book in April!
In the meantime, here are some reviews of the book:
“An important work not just for those working on disability, but for anyone working on social justice, broadly understood. It is clearly argued, full of original ideas and insightful argument, and also a significant political intervention into debates over philosophical method. Tremain is unrelentingly materialist and structuralist in her analysis of ableist, sexist, and racist oppression. The book is an urgent call for all of us to do better.”
—Sally Haslanger, Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“The book is a fascinating critique of much contemporary philosophy and policy, providing a detailed, but easy to follow overview of key works in feminism and in Foucault’s thought. The book places these discussions in the context of inequalities within academic philosophy itself, drawing attention to the marginalisation of key questions of disability and gender from contemporary philosophy as it is currently organised.”
—New Books Network
“Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability offers a master class on Foucault and feminist theory as it addresses the dangerous and biased exclusion of disability within academic philosophy. Its most powerful gifts are the tools it gives readers for recognizing the same exclusion and discrimination within their own fields—it is a book that has the potential to change academia.”
—Jay Dolmage, University of Waterloo