Different battles, same war? Cripping youth and adulthood?. Jenny Slater MMU/SHU [email protected] Youth. Disability. Adulthood. Independence.
Whilst independence remains the goal, disabled people will not be accepted as they serve as a reminder of the potential for dependenceHughes, 2001; Davis, 2002; Ware, 2005; Shildrick, 2009
Deleuze and Guattari
Gibson, 2006; Gibson, Carnevale and Kind, 2012; Goodley, 2007; 2009; Shildrick, 2009; Slater, 2012
“Thought together, queer theory, disability, and Deleuze mobilise a productive positivity that overcomes normative binaries, breaks with stable identity, and celebrates the erotics of connection” (Shildrick, 2009, 54)
BUT‘becoming-in-the-world-together’(with Jen and her disabled peers)
Freyja: I’d do what the job specification requires of me: I’d look after the children.
Interviewer: But how?
Freyja: My assistants do the physical stuff I can’t, while I did the more emotional side of it. To kids, it just isn’t a problem.
Free us all from playing grownup