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ERIC Number: EJ898285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Stirring up the Sediment: The Corporeal Pedagogies of Disabilities
Cadwallader, Jessica Robyn
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v31 n4 p513-526 Oct 2010
The centrality of Cartesian dualism to practices of university pedagogy obscures the role that bodily being-in-the-world plays in learning and teaching. This article uses Merleau-Ponty's account of embodiment to explore the pedagogical capacity of disability, specifically in relation to two university courses. I argue that the disabled other offers such radical difference that it intervenes, as Levinas puts it, anachronistically, in the synchronicity of sedimentary styles of being-in-the-world. I consider the role that syncretic sociability--intercorporeality--plays in producing an incarnatory context within the classroom which challenges the "common sense"ness of the ableism which so thoroughly shapes institutions, customs, power, sociality, and dominant styles of being-in-the-world. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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