Disabled people and subjugated knowledges: new understandings and strategies developed by people living with chronic conditions

Be Pereira, Ana (2019) Disabled people and subjugated knowledges: new understandings and strategies developed by people living with chronic conditions. Disability and Society.

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Abstract

This article provides a contribution to our understanding of the knowledges and strategies developed by people living with chronic illnesses, based on an empirical study with this population in England and Portugal. The article begins by mapping out the debates in disability studies which have focused on embodiment. It continues by arguing that disabled people constantly have to negotiate codes about the body based on normative notions of the body, which I term normative corporality. The main themes arising from participants’ accounts are then identified and discussed. The article ends by arguing that the knowledges and strategies developed by disabled people are often not noticed or are devalued as we tend to value knowledges of the body that come from established systems of knowledge, or from bodies our society deem normative. Thus, disabled people’s knowledges can be conceptualized as subjugated knowledges.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Chronic illness, embodied knowledge, subjugated knowledges, strategies
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Disability and Education
Depositing User: Ana Be Pereira
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 10:10
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 10:10
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2822

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