Colonization, disability, and the intranet: the ethnic cleansing of space?

Hodkinson, Alan (2013) Colonization, disability, and the intranet: the ethnic cleansing of space? Qualitative Inquiry, 19 (6). pp. 461-469. ISSN 1077-8004

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Abstract

The article analyzes teacher’s emplacement of the image of disability within school’s intranet sites in England. The image unearthed within such sites was problematic as it did not display a positive or realistic image of disability or disabled people. Within the article historical archaeology and colonialism are employed as theoretic framework to interpret this artifact of disability. The article also provides an ethnographic subscript to the creation of a space of possibilities and how this became striated by missionary teachers who colonized this brave new intranet world. Deciphering of the organization and representation of the disabled indigene, through this theoretical framework, unearthed a cartography inscribed by the scalpel of old world geometry.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's post peer review version of an article, the final version of which is published in the Sage Publications journal Qualitative Inquiry
Keywords: disability, historical archaeology, digital media, colonialism, intranet
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Disability and Education
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013 15:15
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2015 15:07
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/80

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