abnormalcy


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They are not happy living in the borderland between normalcy and abnormalcy. Joining dominant society is perceived to be an immense advantage for their well-being.
Thus disability is conceived of as a condition of organic abnormalcy attached to individuals, a condition that can vary according to severity, longevity, cause, and consequence (In Unison 1998:11).
Conceiving of disability as a condition constitutive of a distinct population allows for activities such as surveys of conditions of embodied loss or abnormalcy, the generation of disability rates, and such a conception allows for the implementation of programs geared at individuals "with" disabilities, e.g., special assessment and training, innovative work placements, funds to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment, support for national disability organizations, and the disability income tax credit.
However, understanding this group as individuals who suffer a loss or abnormalcy of a biological or anatomical structure or function, and as those who fail to accomplish things in a way considered normal for a human being, grants a peculiar sensibility to the data.
Re-inventing herself does not include any discussion of her self-assertion as she negotiates a place as a disabled woman while she is regarded by others as the embodiment of abnormalcy. Nor is there any discussion of how Melissa must operated from within contexts that expect only a "normal citizen" and thus are structured so as to exclude her.
People with disabilities are those invested with abnormalcy. Attention to the performances of the body is intimately bound to considerations of ability to fulfill the processes of life.
61, 76-79 (1996) (discussing norm theory, which holds that "reaction to ail person in distress varies according to the normalcy or abnormalcy of his or her plight in ]another's] eyes").
In uncovering the dialectical relation between normalcy and abnormalcy, Davis's work is liberating both for the object and for the subject.
Such assurance is essential to the psychological health of gays and lesbians who in the past have been made to experience devastating feelings of guilt and abnormalcy.
Perforce, behavior that under Africentric cultural interpretation is found not to reflect prioritization of the defense, development, and maintenance of African life and culture can only be interpreted as abnormalcy. Azibo's analyses (Azibo, Johnson, & Robinson, 2007; Azibo & Robinson, 2004) revealed the paradox that quotidian African-U.S.
The abnormalcy attribution for behavior of this sort is doubled when the behavior actually attacks African life and culture.
Another justification for applying the abnormalcy attribution to SBSLB is the "harmful dysfunction analysis" which posits mental disorder
The race-maintenance and harmful dysfunction criteria for abnormalcy attribution establish SBSLB as mental disorder.