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ERIC Number: EJ1162819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2369-8659
Whatever Will Be Will Be: Queering Disabled Subjects' Temporality
Sheldon, James; Rands, Kai
Philosophical Inquiry in Education, v24 n4 p368-378 2017
Normative time is disciplined through what Freeman calls chrononormativity, and this disciplining is particularly evident in the experiences of disabled children. Despite the constant regimenting of the present reality for disabled children in time, they are essentially denied a future, the future generally being figured without people with disabilities. Exploring Muñoz's critiques of Edelman, we emphasize the importance of futurity for children with disabilities, particularly one which they get to construct themselves rather than being constructed for them. We turn to Foucault's discussion of the Ship of Fools in order to begin to imagine an alternative, queer time that is "steered" by children (and adults) with disabilities towards their own ends and goals. [This article was presented at the International Somatechnics Conference (10th, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2016).]
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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