Science (Fiction), Hope and Love: Conclusions

  • Pamela BlockEmail author
  • Devva Kasnitz
  • Akemi Nishida
  • Nick Pollard


This final chapter considers the future directions of a connection between disability and occupation as they are framed in disability studies, occupational science and occupational therapy, and anthropology. Using examples from science fiction literature, the authors explore how this discussion can move beyond arguments around equality to addressing inequities, and at the same time remain grounded in human values.


Occupational science Science fiction Disability Disability studies Anthropology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Block
    • 1
    Email author
  • Devva Kasnitz
    • 2
  • Akemi Nishida
    • 3
  • Nick Pollard
    • 4
  1. 1.Disability Studies, Health and Rehabilitation SciencesSchool of Health Technology and Management, Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Disability Studies, School of Professional StudiesThe City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Disability and Human Development, Gender and Women’s StudiesUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and WellbeingSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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