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ERIC Number: EJ941787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Towards a Disabled Past: Some Preliminary Thoughts about the History of Disability, Governmentality and Experience
Verstraete, Pieter
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v39 n1 p56-63 Feb 2007
In this article a humble attempt is made to bridge the gap between the history of education and the philosophy of education with reference to what has been called Disability Studies since the 1980s. After outlining some of the internal tensions within New Disability History concerning "critique", "power" and "history" the suggestion is made to consider the possibilities of the word "experience" in order to construct a "new" way of approaching the past. Our reading of history will draw heavily on some texts of Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault and some contemporary authors who--inspired by the work of the above-mentioned--attempt to reconsider our modern subjectivity and reinterpret our agency.
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Language: English
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