Re-Framing Master Narratives of Dis/ability through an Affective Lens: Sophia Cruz’s LD Story at Her Intersections
affect, affective historical developmental perspectives, intersectionality, Latina/os, learning disabilities, sociocultural
Anthropology and Education Quarterly
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.
Department of Special Education
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Hernández-Saca, David I., "Re-Framing Master Narratives of Dis/ability through an Affective Lens: Sophia Cruz’s LD Story at Her Intersections" (2019). Faculty Publications. 439.