On 22 May at 18.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Conference centre, level -1) a Don Kulick's lecture about sexuality, disability and ethics will take place. Free entrance. Language: English.
Don Kulick is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at Uppsala University and head of the Engaging Vulnerability research program.
His research and writing cover a variety of topics and disciplines, including sociolinguistics, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies and queer theory. He has published on language socialization, language death, indigenous forms of Christianity, sex work and prostitution, reflexive epistemology, fat studies, and animal studies. He has conducted extensive anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, and Scandinavia.
Don Kulick's talk will present findings from Loneliness and its Opposite a recent comparative study of sexuality and disability in Sweden and Denmark (Kulick and Rydström 2015). He will discuss how the sexual lives of adults with significant disabilities are facilitated in Denmark, and how they are impeded in Sweden. The professor will argue that access to sexuality for disabled people is not a right; it is an issue of fundamental social justice.