- The Kantoh Sociological Society
- 年報社会学論集 (ISSN:09194363)
- vol.2012, no.25, pp.84-95, 2012
"Dumping" is lack of appropriate support necessary due to disabilities in a seemingly inclusive setting. This paper examines the possibility of inclusion without dumping. First, it is pointed out that body conditions and needs for support arising from them have been absent from the general argument for inclusion. Next, Luhmann's and Hoshika's view of body conditions are examined. For them, inclusion is achieved by disregarding the body. This, however, can paradoxically lead to strong influence of the body as is illustrated with Americans with Disabilities Act. In this context an equally paradoxical solution is possible: regarding the body to help people disregard the body. This paper concludes that suitable forms of this are crucial to inclusion without dumping.