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Biometric geographies, mobility and disability : biologies of culpability and the biologised spaces of (post)modernity

Maddern, Joanne and Stewart, Emma (2010) Biometric geographies, mobility and disability : biologies of culpability and the biologised spaces of (post)modernity. In: Towards enabling geographies. Ashgate's geographies of health series . Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 237-253. ISBN 9780754675617

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Abstract

Over the past 15 years, geography has made many significant contributions to our understanding of disabled people's identities, lives, and place in society and space. 'Towards Enabling Geographies' brings together leading scholars to showcase the 'second wave' of geographical studies concerned with disability and embodied differences. This area has broadened and challenged conventional boundaries of 'disability', expanding the kinds of embodied differences considered, while continuing to grapple with important challenges such as policy relevance and the use of more inclusionary research approaches. This book demonstrates the value of a spatial conceptualization of disability and disablement to a broader social science audience, whilst examining how this conceptualization can be further developed and refined.