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Disabled sexuality: toward rights and recognition

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tom Shakespeare


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Looking back at the development of disability sexuality studies, there is a need for a social model of disabled sexuality. However, this should be sensitive to difference, including the impact of impairment. Disability sexuality studies necessarily challenge notions of sexual normality. There is a danger in overstating the importance of sex, as opposed to friendship and intimacy. Honneth's work on relations of recognition may offer a way to conceptualise sexuality issues within the disability rights agenda.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Shakespeare TW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sexuality and Disability

Year: 2000

Volume: 18

Issue: 3

Pages: 159-166

ISSN (print): 0146-1044

ISSN (electronic): 1573-6717


DOI: 10.1023/A:1026409613684


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