Masculinity, Disability and Sexual Publics

  • Anna Hickey-MoodyEmail author


The field of disability studies has engaged with Deleuze and Guattari’s work in a fashion almost unprecedented by other empirically oriented disciplines, perhaps with the exception of education. In this chapter, I survey work on the sociology of disability, and disability studies more broadly, in which Deleuze, and Deleuze and Guattari’s, work has provided scholars with useful resources to think through social and cultural dynamics articulating across disability. The ways disability and masculinity are formulated in relation to each other is a contentious issue, because the social construction of disability often regulates the kinds of publics that are called to engage with texts featuring men with disabilities, and the kinds of context in which men with disabilities are welcomed. Taking my cue from the preceding chapter, I do not go so far as to suggest exactly what a Deleuzo-Guattarian informed version of disability studies might look like.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Media and CommunicationRoyal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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