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Different battles, same war? Cripping youth and adulthood?. Jenny Slater MMU/SHU [email protected] Youth. Disability. Adulthood. Independence.

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Different battles same war cripping youth and adulthood

Different battles, same war?Cripping youth and adulthood?

Jenny Slater

MMU/SHU

[email protected]


Youth

Youth

Disability


Adulthood

Adulthood

Independence


Different battles same war cripping youth and adulthood

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


Body as organism body without organs bwo

Body as OrganismBody without Organs(BwO)

Deleuze and Guattari

Gibson, 2006; Gibson, Carnevale and Kind, 2012; Goodley, 2007; 2009; Shildrick, 2009; Slater, 2012


Jen as body as organism

Jen as Body as Organism


Jen as body without organs

Jen as Body without Organs


A critically young positionality

A Critically Young Positionality

  • Vigilant to and questioning of adulthood normativity

  • Shouting about my own grownup failures


Different battles same war cripping youth and adulthood

“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)


Not becoming adult

Not becoming-adult

BUT‘becoming-in-the-world-together’(with Jen and her disabled peers)


Different battles same war cripping youth and adulthood

“to reject this paradoxical liberty is one thing; not to be granted it is another” (Garland-Thompson, 2002, 24)


Freyja and the high heeled shoes

Freyja and the high-heeled shoes


Interviewer so i see you re disabled what would you actually do here

Interviewer: So I see you’re disabled: what would you actually do here?

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.


Different battles same war

Different battles, same war?


A call to arms

A call to arms!

Free us all from playing grownup


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