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ERIC Number: EJ783330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Looking at Lived Experiences of Self-Advocacy through Gendered Eyes: Becoming "Femme Fatale" with/out "Learning Difficulties"
Roets, Griet; Reinaart, Rosa; Adams, Marie; Van Hove, Geert
Gender and Education, v20 n1 p15-29 Jan 2008
In this article, we attempt to intersect the interdisciplinary characters of disability studies and gender studies, in order to make sense of the activism and lived knowledge of/with two women with the label of "learning difficulties." Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari's anti-essentialist notion of "devenirs-particules," we find our multiple selves involved in cross-cutting relational storytelling, as such destabilising essentialist, biological determinism towards women with/out the label of "learning difficulties." Thus in becoming femme(s) fatale(s), we make the most of a science capable of grasping the continual interplay between agency, structure and context, creating a "becoming space" where we, as activists with our academic allies, can think and act with one another. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium