Neoliberalism, Bioethics, and the Apparatus of Disability in a German Context

In the fifth chapter of Foucault and the Government of Disability, I assert that philosophers and theorists of disability should recognize that the subfield of bioethics is a neoliberal technology of government, that is, a concerted biopolitical enterprise whose aim is normalization (and hence control) of populations. Given the scope of my critique of bioethics […]

Disability, Discourse, Demographics at the Pacific APA

I have copied below the response I gave yesterday in the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability. ___________________________________________________________________ To increase the accessibility of this symposium and provide a context in which it can be situated, I’d like to begin my remarks by explaining why I wrote the book, offering a rationale for its […]

Writing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

  I enjoyed reading Sarah Tyson’s recent guest post about why she wrote her new book, Where Are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better. Since, in preparation for the Pacific APA, I have been thinking about my reasons for writing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, and, furthermore, because I think that […]

Up Against Power and Prestige With Puar

I (and others) have long thought that, for the most part, Tom Shakespeare’s and Rosemarie Garland Thomson’s respective work in disability studies has lost its critical edge. Yet both Shakespeare and Garland Thomson continue to be widely regarded as icons in the disability studies circles of their respective countries (England and the United States) and […]

APA Symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

The draft program for the upcoming Pacific APA meeting in Vancouver (April 17th-20th, 2019) went online in late November. The symposium on my book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th, 1-4 p.m. My co-blogger, Melinda Hall, will chair the session. The other participants in the session are: Devonya Havis, […]