Marginality and the Politics of Resistance


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The beginning:
Marginality and the Politics of Resistance
The Ontological Parallels of Disability and Race: Making Meaning in the face of Institutional Privilege
In the Introduction to Reading and Writing Disability Differently Titchkosky observes that the key discursive practices in our mediated culture do not
include disability as a difference that the collective needs, which Rod Michalko’s work invites us to imagine. In the ordinary goings-on of daily life, we commonly talk about the tragic character and negative consequences of impairment. (Titchkosky 7)
In this context, this paper will explore - with critical reference to “race” and “intersectionality” - Titchkosky’s question as to why disability is manifested in this way in our cultural texts. The...
The end: Bell - where communities of color take it upon themselves to resist the colonizing power of hegemonic institutional power – as much as in the academic realm where Disability Studies attempts to re-take meaning-making power from institutions of privilege and return it to the collective.
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