The Unseeing Eye: Disability and the hauntology of Derrida’s ghost. A story in three parts

Hodkinson, Alan The Unseeing Eye: Disability and the hauntology of Derrida’s ghost. A story in three parts. International Review of Qualitative Research. ISSN 1940-8447 (Submitted)

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Abstract

Through the employment of the three stanzas of Thomas Hardy’s poem ‘The Self-Unseeing’ this paper seeks to tremble the picture of disability located in the pedagogical materials in English Schools. By mobilising, and then reversing, Derrida’s concept of the visor and the ghost, as well as Bentham’s Panopticon, this story reveals the power of the Them, the Their and the They. In materialising the ghost of the real of disability within a utopia of hope this story deconstructs the power of Their transparent house by revealing disabled people as magnificent beings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Derrida, Disability, textbooks, pedagogical materials, ghost, visor. Panopticon
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Disability and Education
Depositing User: Susan Blagbrough
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 12:35
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 13:48
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/580

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