Facultas Marginem (FM) is a term that points to an aspect of understandings of disability derived at least in part from the existential experience of PWDs being affected by or the result of (for better or worse), certain aspects of one’s socioenvironmental situation. Generally, this aspect of disability is conceived of as the relatively negative (impartation of negativity; worse) experience of PWDs according to the prejudicial, brash, malicious, discriminatory or nescient aspects of a given sociological environment or socioenvironmental context. Or, contrastingly, this aspect of disability may also be conceived of as the relatively positive, agreeable (reduction of negativity: better) experience of PWDs according to the non-existence of certain prejudicial, malicious, brash or nescient aspects of a given sociological environment or socioenvironmental context. Specifically, FM is any thing, or degree thereof, as an ontological manifestation (being of, or constituted by, any socioenvironmental trait that is physical, metaphysical, societal, psychosocietal, epistemological: or any combination thereof), that is categorically held, based in, or emanating from any existential locus being outside of any individual person; necessarily as a condition(s) of a given sociological environment, or socioenvironmental context.
Joseph Carlton Barry, April 24, 2021, University of Kentucky
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