Individual Submission Summary

Direct link:

Thinking with "chemical stories"

Sat, April 1, 8:30 to 10:00am, The Drake Hotel, Huron


Throughout this presentation, we will consider how ‘chemicals’ form and manifest disabling environments, shaping and maintaining particular subjectivities, embodiments and lives marked by difference, debility and exclusion through both mundane and extreme interactions. In this way, we will draw on and contribute to growing disability studies literature that interrogates how disability and impairments are socially produced within the environment by and through interactions with toxins (Kafer, 2014; Chen, 2012; Chandler, 2012; Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, 2009), workplace hazards (Puar, 2013), and war (Erevelles, 2011; Meekosha, 2001, 2006, 2004; Grech, 2011).