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Mobilizing Interference as Methodology and Metaphor in Disability Arts Inquiry

Show simple item record Rice, Carla Bailey, K. Alysse Cook, Katie 2021-10-13T18:57:19Z 2021-10-13T18:57:19Z 2021-09-21 2021-10-13 2021-09-21
dc.description.abstract This article interrogates the limits and possibilities of interference as methodology and metaphor in video-based research aiming to disrupt ableist understandings of disability that create barriers to healthcare. We explore the overlapping terrain of diffractive and interference methodologies, teasing apart the metaphorical-material uses and implications of interference for video-makers in our project. Using the digital/multimedia stories created and an interview as research artifacts, we illuminate how interference manifested in disabled makers’ lives, how interference operated through the research apparatus, and how the videos continue to hold agency through their durability in the virtual realm. Drawing on feminist post-philosophies of matter (Barad) and use (Ahmed), we argue that the videos disrupt the gaze that fetishizes disabled bodies, thereby interfering with cultural-clinical processes that abnormalize disability. The research apparatus interfered with makers’ subjectivities yet also brought people together to generate something new—a community that creates culture and contests its positioning as marginal. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.subject subtractive interference en_US
dc.subject constructive interference en_US
dc.subject disability en_US
dc.subject digital/multimedia storytelling en_US
dc.subject diffraction en_US
dc.subject use en_US
dc.title Mobilizing Interference as Methodology and Metaphor in Disability Arts Inquiry en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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dcterms.relation Rice, C., Bailey, K. A., & Cook, K. (2021). Mobilizing interference as methodology and metaphor in disability arts inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry. en_US

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