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Record number 419122
Title Doing frogs and the elephants: Or how atypical moving bodies are affected by predominantly able-bodies
Author(s) Mogendorff, K.G.
Source Medische Antropologie 22 (2010)2. - ISSN 0925-4374 - p. 321 - 337.
Department(s) Methodical Ethics and Technology Assessment
Communication Science
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Abstract With help of the Deleuzian moving body concept this paper seeks to further insight intohow bodies with a different kinesiology are affected by and affect other bodies. Based on ¿eldwork among ¿fteen, congenital neuromotor impaired young adults and the lifelongexperience of the author with a movement disorder. I ¿rst discuss how expectations of people and in particular the body-images of disabled people are affected by our constant enmeshment with other bodies. Secondly, two basic bodily practices which informantshave learned in paediatric physiotherapy – the frog and the elephant – are described to introduce the different body kinesiology of neuromotor impaired people. Thirdly, it isshown how the different bodily practices of informants affect encounters with able-bodied people. The focus is on how the ambiguity of the visibility of movement disorders disruptsencounters. This is followed by a description of how informants try to avoid or resolvedisruptions in encounters. In the ¿nal section the author compares the employed embodied perspective to social political models of disability.
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