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ERIC Number: EJ859251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Unravelling Mr President's Nomad Lands: Travelling to Interdisciplinary Frontiers of Knowledge in Disability Studies
Roets, Griet
Disability & Society, v24 n6 p689-701 Oct 2009
In this article the aim is to challenge essentialist ontological assumptions surrounding the impairment category of "learning difficulties" as it was previously conceptualized in social theory and practice. I ground my knowledge production in self-advocates connected to the self-advocacy movement in Flanders (Belgium) and in critical feminist disability studies. Drawing upon the post-structuralist feminist Rosi Braidotti, who introduced nomadology as a new figuration of layered, embedded and embodied subjectivity, I bring the illustrative nomadic subjectivity of the president of the self-advocacy network to the public eye. In order to allow disability scholars and activists re-inscribe new scenarios in our contemporary discourse and shared culture, I appeal for an interpretation of the impaired body and mind as a socio-political field. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium