A Roundtable Discussion
Disability scholar Alison Kafer coined the term “accessible futures” to address the needs of increasing numbers of people with disabilities throughout the life course. While they/we have become more visible with legislation and public awareness, the network of caregiving that supports these lives too often remains invisible and undercompensated. How can we recognize and sustain goals of interdependence and lives of dignity for people with disabilities and their caregivers? How can the work of scholars, activists, and artists enhance greater recognition of these growing concerns? This panel of scholars/advocates considers these questions from multiple perspectives as well as across national differences in France and the U.S.
LINDSAY EALES Concordia University
EVA KITTAY SUNY Stony Brook
DANIELLE PEERS Concordia University, Montreal
FLORENCE WEBER École Normale Supérieure, Paris
RAYNA RAPP Council for the Study of Disability: Anthropology, NYU
EDWARD BERENSON History and IFS, NYU
Presented by the Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU and the Institute of French Studies, NYU. Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology; Center for the Humanities; Global Research Initiatives; Office of the Provost; Council for the Study of Disabilities; and TransferS (École normale supérieure – Collège de France / PSL Research University).