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Title: Walking small with "Paul', a man with "severe learning difficulties' : on (not) passing in purportedly public places
Authors: Cockain, A 
Keywords: Severe learning difficulties
Passing
Non-disabled (or abled)
Disabled binary
Abstractions
Reductions
Fetishize
Defetishize (autism)
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Disability and society, 2018, v. 33, no. 5, p. 705-722 How to cite?
Journal: Disability and society 
Abstract: This article primarily accounts for walks taken in purportedly public places with Paul', a middle-aged man who is currently diagnosed as having severe learning difficulties'. These walks offer windows into the ways in which dis/ableist discourses and the powerful abstractions they produce descend to the level of practice, seeping into seemingly innocuous spaces, and the interactions and subjectivities therein. Through these encounters, persons become complicit in the production, maintenance and reinforcement of non-disabled (or abled)/disabled identities. This article nevertheless attempts to destabilize and defetishize the ontological categories that these encounters realize, and to recognize the vitality and presence set aside or concealed behind these concepts.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/78711
ISSN: 0968-7599
EISSN: 1360-0508
DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2018.1455578
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