The need to take a stand

Author/s Massimiliano Verga
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/2 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 65-79 File size 205 KB
DOI 10.3280/SD2021-002003
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In Italy, over three million people (or one person in twenty) suffer from one or multiple disa-bilities. It clearly emerges that this individual and social phenomenon is far from being mar-ginal. Sociology of law can certainly offer a significant contribution to this subject, both in the evaluation of the normative instruments already envisaged by our legal system, and due to its peculiar potential to imagine new tools and social policies in this area as well. The contribu-tions of this dossier focus on some critical aspects that characterize current reflections on disability. In particular, on the one hand, they zoom on the issue of the complex relationship between disability and the recognition of human rights, including reproductive choices; on the other hand, they delve into the issue of disability itself, understood as a relationship, in terms of both its "spectrum function" and the symbolic violence to which people with disabilities are subjected. Lastly, one contribution provides an in depth-analysis of the so-defined "Dopo di noi" [literally, "After us"] Law - a pivotal legislation that aims to regulate this delicate phase of life - a few years after its approval.

Keywords: Disability - Human rights - Social spectrography - Sexuality - Symbolic violence - Care

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Massimiliano Verga, La necessità di una scelta di campo in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO " 2/2021, pp 65-79, DOI: 10.3280/SD2021-002003