The Productive Citizen

Marx, Cultural Time, and Disability

  • Lauren Pass

Abstract

This paper argues for analyzing the systematic invisibility of persons living with disabilities by temporalizing their oppression within a framework of “productive time,” which I posit as a normative sense of time by which cultural products and practices appear within capitalist economies. I argue that productive time is employed in cultural evaluations of actions that render persons with disabilities as “non-productive agents” who cannot partake in historical processes. My hope is that a theory of productive time will assist social justice efforts in analyzing the oppression of particular minority groups by identifying and combating harmful social values.

Published
2019-09-11
How to Cite
Pass, L. (2019). The Productive Citizen: Marx, Cultural Time, and Disability. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 7(1), 51-58. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1773
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