Pritchard-Jones, LG (2019) Unspoken and unthinkable: The older disabled body in judicial discourse. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 68. 101525 - 101525. ISSN 0160-2527

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While much has been said about gendered bodies in legal discourse, as yet relatively little has been written about older bodies. This is surprising given the fact older people are statistically far more likely to be the subjects of certain areas of law which constrain and regulate bodily autonomy, such as mental health and capacity law. This paper uses discourse analysis to understand the way in which older disabled bodies appear in judicial discourse. It is argued that these bodies are often understood as abject, which in turn is used to legitimize certain problematic legal interventions.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Abjection; AgeingBodies; Discourse analysis; Old age; Mental capacity
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2020 08:49
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 01:30

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