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

Hodkinson, Alan (2019) The Unseeing Eye: Disability and the hauntology of Derrida’s ghost. A story in three parts. International Review of Qualitative Research. ISSN 1940-8447

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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
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. Full text is available at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077800419847429
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: 19 Feb 2020 14:57
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/580

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