Able and Disabled Bodies in Two Dutch Discourses of Cost and Value

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Sofie Sergeant en Mitzi Waltz



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Editie 4, 'Who is afraid of disability?', van The Grid, online platform voor creatieve denkers. Online article.

"In the Netherlands, as in many countries, fear of disability is always evident. From potent terms of abuse and exasperation (mongool, doe normaal), to persistent segregation in schools, workplaces and public spaces, this fear is audible and visible, as illustrated by the image above. Eugenic discourses regarding bodies and minds labelled as “disabled” pervade the medical and cultural realm, promising a future where perfect people can be created, and disabled or sick bodies can be painlessly removed."

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