Faculty Publications

Title

Re-Framing Master Narratives of Dis/ability through an Affective Lens: Sophia Cruz’s LD Story at Her Intersections

Document Type

Article

Keywords

affect, affective historical developmental perspectives, intersectionality, Latina/os, learning disabilities, sociocultural

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Anthropology and Education Quarterly

Volume

50

Issue

4

First Page

424

Last Page

447

Abstract

Learning disabilities (LD) researchers have produced a knowledge base about the academic side of LD. A gap exists concerning the experiences of individuals with LD, particularly their feeling-meaning-making about having LDs. Based on a three-year qualitative study using critical ethnographic methods, I center Sophia Cruz’s experiences with LD and the label. Sophia experienced the hegemony of smartness and disability micro-aggressions, and voiced the idea that LD is a complex multifaceted construct. I discuss implications for the LD field.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2019

DOI of published version

10.1111/aeq.12314

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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