Reconfiguring Values: A Riposte to Agnes Callard

In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, I argue that disability is a complex and complicated apparatus of power rather than a personal property, attribute, or difference, as assumed on the individualized and medicalized conceptions of disability that most philosophers (including most philosophers of disability) hold. In order to make this argument, I employ Foucault’s […]

Is "The Right to Die" Racialized Biopolitics?

[This post originally appeared at Discrimination and Disadvantage. In one respect, the title of the post was redundant: biopolitics are always racialized.] _________________________________________________ My post earlier in the week drew attention to the imbrication of the sub-field of bioethics in the workings of biopower and neoliberal biopolitics. I noted how biopolitics has produced discussions in bioethics that […]

Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, Registration Open and Extended CFA (deadline: Aug. 30, 2019)

Registration is now open for the Disabling Normativities Conference that takes place October 1-3, 2019, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Keynote speakers:•Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos•Dr. Shelley Lynn Tremain•Prof. Andre Keet•Prof. France Winddance Twine Extended Call for Abstracts closing date: 30 August 2019Visit http://www.disablingnormativities.com for more information about registration fee schedule and to register. Follow BIOPOLITICAL […]