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The Rise of Anti-Capitalist Neurodiversity: Robert Chapman's 'Empire of Normality'

January 28, 2024 Acid Horizon
Acid Horizon
The Rise of Anti-Capitalist Neurodiversity: Robert Chapman's 'Empire of Normality'
Show Notes

Buy the book: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745348667/empire-of-normality/

Neurodiversity is on the rise. Awareness and diagnoses have exploded in recent years, but we are still missing a wider understanding of how we got here and why. Beyond simplistic narratives of normativity and difference, this groundbreaking book exposes the very myth of the 'normal' brain as a product of intensified capitalism.

Exploring the rich histories of the neurodiversity and disability movements, Robert Chapman shows how the rise of capitalism created an 'empire of normality' that transformed our understanding of the body into that of a productivity machine.

Neurodivergent liberation is possible - but only by challenging the deepest logics of capitalism. Empire of Normality is an essential guide to understanding the systems that shape our bodies, minds and deepest selves - and how we can undo them.

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Support the show

Support the podcast:

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Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast

Zer0 Books and Repeater Media Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zer0repeater

Merch: http://www.crit-drip.com

Order 'Anti-Oculus: A Philosophy of Escape': https://repeaterbooks.com/product/anti-oculus-a-philosophy-of-escape/

Order 'The Philosopher's Tarot': https://repeaterbooks.com/product/the-philosophers-tarot/

Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/169wvvhi

Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.com

​Revolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.com

​Split Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/

​Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/ and https://thecominginsurrection.bandcamp.com/