Related to Ableness: able-bodied, ableism, ability


n.1.Ability of body or mind; force; vigor.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The natural and rational gauge and measure of respectability, the commonly accepted standards being artificial, arbitrary and fallacious; for, as "Sir Sycophas Chrysolater" in the play has justly remarked, "the true use and function of property (in whatsoever it consisteth -- coins, or land, or houses, or merchant- stuff, or anything which may be named as holden of right to one's own subservience) as also of honors, titles, preferments and place, and all favor and acquaintance of persons of quality or ableness, are but to get money.
Whether in the doxa of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or ableness, a person learns, inhabits, and performs the naturalized discourses that value some forms of embodiment over others, and these valued forms attain social and cultural legitimacy as those that all individuals and social formations should strive to reproduce.
When didyou first become conscious of your race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, mental and physical "ableness," faith/religion/ spirituality (or the absence thereof)?
* In which way would diverse people (of different ethnicity, culture, genre, age, sexual orientation, physical ableness, class, education) react to this?
* What attitudes do we convey about class, race, religion, ableness, body image, gender, space (i.e., urban/rural), diversity, and sexuality?
The director of the Oslo Exhibition, Torolf Prytz, claimed in a public statement that the fair was not made primarily to impress or attract other nations but to "demonstrate our ableness to our own people" (Prytz, 1912, p.
In this book, authors Nuri-Robins and Bundy present readers with a comprehensive guide to survival and adaptation strategies for those who donAEt fit into mainstream culture due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, ableness, income level, or ethnicity.
But as Sosa points out, queer theory is not just about sex, but about all forms of social construction, and one notes, for example, that disability studies have become a very productive field of critical inquiry precisely because of how queer theory enables an understanding of the social construction of bodily ableness (which in turn, certainly, includes the sexual).
Ableness is constructed as the norm and afforded privileged status, whereas invalidism and permanent incapacity is a product of individual-functional, charity and medical models and constructed in terms of deficiency (Oliver 2009).
2009, Contours of Ableism: The Production of Disability and Ableness, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
As we focus on all young children regardless of "ableness," our different approaches offer rich opportunities for our students and ourselves to learn about the diversity of children, families, and communities.
Thus, human "ableness" provides us with an image to think about God's power.