The embodied becoming of autism and childhood: a storytelling methodology

SMITH, Jill C (2016). The embodied becoming of autism and childhood: a storytelling methodology. Disability and Society, 31 (2), 180-191.

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    In this article I explore a methodology of storytelling as a means of bringing together research around autism and childhood in a new way, as a site of the embodied becoming of autism and childhood. Through reflection on an ethnographic story of embodiment, the body is explored as a site of knowledge production that contests its dominantly storied subjectivation as a ‘disordered’ child. Storytelling is used to experiment with a line of flight from the autistic-child-research assemblage into new spaces of potential and possibility where the becomings of bodies within the collision of autism and childhood can be celebrated.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability; childhood; autism; methodology; storytelling; embodiment
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
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    Page Range: 180-191
    Depositing User: Jill Pluquailec
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 11:59
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 07:08

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