By Esther Saraga
This ebook opens the sequence with a attention of the social building of social distinction. Taking the physique because the element of departure, it offers with the strategies by which social difficulties and social inequalities are developed. particularly, it examines the transferring ways that our principles approximately matters reminiscent of 'disability', 'race' and ethnicity, and sexuality effect the advance of social regulations.
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Great Ormond Street surgeons defied nature, slicing my hands, building a nose, and transplanting a rib to my forehead. The National Health Service must have spent £2 million on me. It was sheer hell. But I’ll never regret it, even though I still have webbed feet. When I was ten I was offered a life-or-death operation. It had only been tried once before and it was very risky. But it worked wonders. I began to hope that one day I might look normal. I shake with pain at the memories of my teenage years.
In time, such assumptions became habitualized—habits of mind that required little thought or attention. People forgot that they were constructions and they became naturalized—simply features of how the world is. In the process, people reproduced these constructions (and the assumptions behind them) in their behaviour. The social order is produced and reproduced through the ways in which we enact these social constructions. As individuals we find ourselves operating within a limited range of choice of positions— sometimes called subject positions—within that social order.
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Embodying the Social: Constructions of Difference (Social Policy - Welfare, Power and Diversity) by Esther Saraga