Embodyment and selv-surveillance: able and disable subjects
HENGEHOLD, Helen. The Body Problematic. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008 p. 6.
The supposedly universal subject of much science and philosophy is the subject whose circumstances require him or her to be least aware of his or her body; te able or healthy person is seldom brought up short by the fact of his or her embodiment. By contrast, the disabled, women and members of national ethnic minorities, persons of so-called deviant sexuality, and those with limited financial resources are forced to attend to te potentially incongruous character of their own embodiment and find themselves confronted with "excessive" situations requiring more self-surveillance and interpretation than others may.