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Uchendu, Uchechukwu; Roets, Griet; Vandenbroeck, Michel – Gender and Education, 2019
Southern feminist theorists make a pertinent call for the democratisation of knowledge between the North and the South. In this article, we embrace a southern perspective in feminist theory while embarking on a genealogical analysis of gender constructs in research about Igbo women in South-Eastern Nigeria. In that sense, the study of gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Roets, Griet – Disability & Society, 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…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Social Theories
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Roets, Griet; Goodley, Dan; Van Hove, Geert – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2007
The grand narrative of modernism is a dominating story with profound sociopolitical implications in the lives of people with the label of intellectual disabilities. In this article, we throw light on the life stories and interpretive theories of self-advocates, which usually remain hidden between the story-lines of life. Professionals in the field…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Advocacy, Personal Narratives, Philosophy