In his article “Adopting the Unadoptable/Disabled Subject in the Posthuman Era,” Fu-Jen Chen first examines three memoirs that demonstrate prevalent features of today’s narratives by parents with adopted children of special needs and next offers a theoretical and ontological investigation of disability. He suggests that we have to change the way we relate to disability: to recognize it not as an external limitation but an internal as well as pre-existent division and to re-orient ourselves to the ontological truth that we are always already “disabled/otherized” especially in the posthuman era when the body is seen to exceed existing boundaries of human topologies and to reinvent itself permanently along with prosthetic connections, accumulations, or consumption. Such a progress of “becoming,” though diversifying against the norm, does not necessarily challenge ableism and could be in tune with the logic of capitalism.
"Adopting the Unadoptable/Disabled Subject in the Posthuman Era."
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