Disability Justice: Cripping Biocapitalism and the Future of Enhancement

Disability Justice: Cripping Biocapitalism and the Future of Enhancement

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Add to calendar

482 MacOdrum Library

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Aaron Doyle, 520-2600 ext. 1914, aaron.doyle@carleton.ca


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: Sociology and Anthropolgy
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Dr. Kelly Fritsch, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
In this talk Kelly Fritsch engages feminist, queer, critical race, and crip theory to examine what futures can be imagined for disabled people and disability. Situated at the juncture of ableism and the capacitation of disability through neoliberal biocapitalism and enhancement technoscience, this talk grapples with the double bind of how ableism positions disability without a future while also marking the ways in which capacitation works toward a post-disabled world. Navigating this contested terrain, Fritsch explores disability justice and crip technoscience as social justice practices that both open up space for what disability disrupts and provide ways to desire disability and disabled futures differently.
(Candidate Presentation for New Position in Social Justice Sociology)