Reading List for June 2013


Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is widely available in libraries and bookstores. The text is also available for free on Project Gutenberg. You can also read a copy for free in several accessible formats at the Internet Archive.And there is a free audiobook available on Librivox, read by a human.


Chris Hewitt, Four Poems in Bent:


Cal Montgomery, “Harry Potter and Separatism” from A Ragged Edge Online:

Renee Martin at Womanist Musings, “You’re cured now right”

Garland-Thomson, “Staring at the other,” Disability Studies Quarterly 2005 v. 25 no. 4,

Hel, Black Broken & Bent, “What’s apparent?”

Building Radical Accessible Communities Everywhere, “Inspiration Porn”

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  1. nookarajub

    Just read the Garland-Thomson’s “Staring at the other,” . I wish to make the following comments and seek response from the loop:

    What I understood from this elaborated text is that the staring is a method of study and analyses of impaired body by brining togather the body, mind and speech in to alignment and this process constitutes the disablement. I think studying stare is nothing but extracting the philosophy of light and opacity. I could not find the details related to that in the article. It is always the gleam of light and a strange contingency. In deed this exposure of an impairment in a body creates a palpable and excessive anxiety in the minds of onlooker. Staring occured when physiological discomfort caused to the mind through the eyes transform it in to experience at an anonymous look at a ’thing’ from elsewhere by an invisible other before reduced to anxiety. The point of discussion here is not the eye which sees the object in front but but the eye within the (self) that generates meanings and responsible future attitudes. If I’m not wrong staring at an impairment or an impaired body is a point of breaking down the perception and the stuff out of which perceptions are constituted, namely disability, becomes visible.

    Following are the question I would like to pose and seek response from you all out there:

    1) Where is place for the anxiety that is developed on the immediate encounter of staring?
    2) In any sense this act or occurrence of staring has chance of scrutiny as a agent of social agent?
    3) How do we need to see this social act at personal level since staring is a relational act?
    4) Is staringrocess of institutionalisation of scrutiy?
    5) What kind of a power hold by the people with disabled people carry their own isn’t be process of occurrence of staring?
    6) How does the stare crucial than the gaze where subjectivising the individuals with imapirments is an inevitable act?

    Looking forward for your insights.

    Thanks on advance


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