Having a career in disability studies without even becoming disabled! The strains of the disabled teaching body

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Title Having a career in disability studies without even becoming disabled! The strains of the disabled teaching body
Author Campbell, Fiona Kumari Anne
Journal Name International Journal of Inclusive Education
Editor Roger Slee
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Does it matter who teaches disability studies, whether that teacher has a disability or not? Maybe this might strike the reader as a peculiar question - to focus on the teacher's body or knowledge standpoint. There are certain theoretical and ontological implications in asking such questions. This article is an attempt to theorise about the way the bodies of teachers with disabilities are transmuted within the arena of teaching critical disability studies at colleges and universities. In particular, it explores the ways disabled teachers' bodies can contribute to experiencing alterity outside of the frame of 'other' and the ways that the disabled teaching body can displace the objectification of disability through pedagogical enactments of the lived experiences of disablement. In this way, this article refutes the assertion made by McWilliam and Taylor in 1998 that the pedagogical inspiration of bodies should not be celebrated. Instead, the focus is on working through points of difference between the way normative teacher's bodies and the disabled teaching body is mediated in the processes of subjectification, identifying points of convergence that can benefit dialogue across varied sites of scholarship.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603110903046002
Volume 13
Issue Number 7
Page from 713
Page to 725
ISSN 1360-3116
Date Accessioned 2010-03-01
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30266
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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