Edited by Barbara Arneil and Nancy J. Hirschmann (UPenn)
Though disability scholarship has been robust in history, philosophy, English, and sociology for decades, political theory and political science more generally have been slow to catch up. This groundbreaking volume presents the first full-length book on political theory approaches to disability issues. Barbara Arneil and Nancy J. Hirschmann bring together some of the leading scholars in political theory to provide a historical analysis of disability through the works of canonical figures, ranging from Hobbes and Locke to Kant, Rawls and Arendt, as well as an analysis of disability in contemporary political theory, examining key concepts, such as freedom, power and justice. Disability and Political Theory introduces a new disciplinary framework to disability studies, and provides a comprehensive introduction to a new topic of political theory.
- Disability is an exploding field in other disciplines, but has been virtually ignored by political theory and political science more broadly – this is the first volume to combine these fields
- Combines contemporary political theory with historical analysis
- Features contributions from leading experts in the joint fields of political theory and disability studies