Search results

You are looking at 1 - 2 of 2 items for :

  • "constructivism" x
  • Manchester History of Medicine x
Clear All
Open Access (free)
Coreen Anne McGuire

argued that the dichotomy between the social and medical model is too strong, and that it does not account for the full variety and divergence within characterisations of disability. In her book, she offers an alternative account, called the value-neutral model, which reframes (physical) disability as ‘a way of being a minority body’. 70 Barnes thus argues for a moderate social constructivist view. To clarify this point, the social model is a version of social constructivism, but there are other socially constructed explanations of disability. For example, Kuhane

in Measuring difference, numbering normal
Open Access (free)
Balance, malleability and anthropology: historical contexts
Chris Millard

, Joelle Abi-Rached and Ilina Singh, among many others. 54 Instead, my point here is to show that this shift towards friendlier cooperation between the life sciences and the human sciences is exposing the foundations of the old regime. This constructivism is not a denial of biology, as Steven Pinker has argued in his influential work The Blank Slate . 55 As Chris Renwick notes, Pinker disregards the fact that many social scientists simply have a different notion of the

in Balancing the self