Keynote: Sibling’s relationships and the art of belonging: personal experience and ethics of recognition

Friday, November 1, 2013
First author:
Beatriz Miranda Galarza
Symposium:
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Type:
Keynote
Organisations

Athena Institute, VU University, 17 Institute of Critical Theory

All authors:

Beatriz Miranda Galarza

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Presentation

Literature about the psychological impact of having a disabled member in a family has overwhelmed the field of family and disability. Furthermore, little has been written about siblings of disabled people and especially of people labelled as intellectually disabled and their world-making considering interaction, space and time all linked to disability. In this presentation I would like to address the topic of ethics of recognition regarding siblings relationships and disability. I will draw on ideas of intimacy, decolonising approaches and recovering the value of personal experience in order to understand the art of belonging and siblinghood.