Reading with love: Reading of life narrative of a mother of a child with cerebral palsy

Daniela Mercieca, Duncan P. Mercieca

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    Abstract

    This paper draws upon Deleuze and Guattari's ideas to suggest a different kind of reading of a narrative of a mother of a child with severe disability, and thus a different kind of ethical response to them. This reading gives readers the possibility of opening up experiences of parents and children with disability, rather than compartmentalising such stories. The reader becomes, is transformed, through reading these narratives and through engaging with the intensities which are recognised in the text, asking the question ‘Does it work for me?’ This is what Gilles Deleuze calls ‘reading with love’.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)264-275
    Number of pages12
    JournalEthics and Education
    Volume9, 2014
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2014

    Keywords

    • reading
    • narratives
    • Deleuze and Guattari
    • cerebral palsy
    • intensities

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