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Unravelling Mr President's Nomad Lands: travelling to interdisciplinary frontiers of knowledge in disability studies

Griet Roets (UGent)
(2009) Disability & Society. 24(6). p.689-701
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In this article the aim is to challenge essentialist ontological assumptions surrounding the impairment category of 'learning difficulties' as it was previously conceptualized in social theory and practice. I ground my knowledge production in self-advocates connected to the self-advocacy movement in Flanders (Belgium) and in critical feminist disability studies. Drawing upon the post-structuralist feminist Rosi Braidotti, who introduced nomadology as a new figuration of layered, embedded and embodied subjectivity, I bring the illustrative nomadic subjectivity of the president of the self-advocacy network to the public eye. In order to allow disability scholars and activists re-inscribe new scenarios in our contemporary discourse and shared culture, I appeal for an interpretation of the impaired body and mind as a socio-political field.
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critical disability studies, self-advocacy, post-structuralist feminism, nomadology, Braidotti, LEARNING-DIFFICULTIES, SOCIAL MODEL, MENTAL-RETARDATION, LIFE STORY, PEOPLE, IMPAIRMENT, DIFFERENCE, ONTOLOGY

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Roets, Griet. “Unravelling Mr President’s Nomad Lands: Travelling to Interdisciplinary Frontiers of Knowledge in Disability Studies.” Disability & Society 24.6 (2009): 689–701. Print.
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Roets, G. (2009). Unravelling Mr President’s Nomad Lands: travelling to interdisciplinary frontiers of knowledge in disability studies. Disability & Society, 24(6), 689–701.
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Roets, Griet. 2009. “Unravelling Mr President’s Nomad Lands: Travelling to Interdisciplinary Frontiers of Knowledge in Disability Studies.” Disability & Society 24 (6): 689–701.
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Roets, Griet. 2009. “Unravelling Mr President’s Nomad Lands: Travelling to Interdisciplinary Frontiers of Knowledge in Disability Studies.” Disability & Society 24 (6): 689–701.
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Roets G. Unravelling Mr President’s Nomad Lands: travelling to interdisciplinary frontiers of knowledge in disability studies. Disability & Society. 2009;24(6):689–701.
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G. Roets, “Unravelling Mr President’s Nomad Lands: travelling to interdisciplinary frontiers of knowledge in disability studies,” Disability & Society, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 689–701, 2009.
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  author       = {Roets, Griet},
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  journal      = {Disability & Society},
  keywords     = {critical disability studies,self-advocacy,post-structuralist feminism,nomadology,Braidotti,LEARNING-DIFFICULTIES,SOCIAL MODEL,MENTAL-RETARDATION,LIFE STORY,PEOPLE,IMPAIRMENT,DIFFERENCE,ONTOLOGY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
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  title        = {Unravelling Mr President's Nomad Lands: travelling to interdisciplinary frontiers of knowledge in disability studies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687590903160142},
  volume       = {24},
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