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(Un)becoming dysfunctional: ADHD and how matter comes to matter

Nilsson Sjöberg, Mattias LU (2016) In International Journal of Inclusive Education
Abstract (Swedish)
Various neuropsychiatric disorders are a common feature today, not least
in educational contexts where Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder
(ADHD) is a common diagnosis. The dominant perspective regarding
ADHD is biomedical. This perspective has been questioned and
challenged in various ways. The aim of this article is to think ADHD
through quantum physicist and philosopher Karen Barad’s [Barad, K.
2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the
Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham, NC: Duke University
Press.] theory of agential realism. According to Barad, what we perceive
as singular entities do not exist in advance. Barad pays attention to the
world’s entanglements, and what... (More)
Various neuropsychiatric disorders are a common feature today, not least
in educational contexts where Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder
(ADHD) is a common diagnosis. The dominant perspective regarding
ADHD is biomedical. This perspective has been questioned and
challenged in various ways. The aim of this article is to think ADHD
through quantum physicist and philosopher Karen Barad’s [Barad, K.
2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the
Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham, NC: Duke University
Press.] theory of agential realism. According to Barad, what we perceive
as singular entities do not exist in advance. Barad pays attention to the
world’s entanglements, and what we perceive as singular objects and
subjects are effects of specific and various material-discursive practices
acting as agential cuts. The theory of agential realism assigns
performativity to matter, which highlights that ADHD is something that
continuously comes into being together with human and non-human
bodies. The material dimension has not previously been emphasised as
a causal factor in studies on ADHD. In this article, the focus is on the
agency of the book. As a conclusion, the importance of taking
responsibility for every material-discursive practice with which we are
always entangled is emphasised. (Less)
Abstract
Various neuropsychiatric disorders are a common feature today, not least
in educational contexts where Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder
(ADHD) is a common diagnosis. The dominant perspective regarding
ADHD is biomedical. This perspective has been questioned and
challenged in various ways. The aim of this article is to think ADHD
through quantum physicist and philosopher Karen Barad’s [Barad, K.
2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the
Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham, NC: Duke University
Press.] theory of agential realism. According to Barad, what we perceive
as singular entities do not exist in advance. Barad pays attention to the
world’s entanglements, and what... (More)
Various neuropsychiatric disorders are a common feature today, not least
in educational contexts where Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder
(ADHD) is a common diagnosis. The dominant perspective regarding
ADHD is biomedical. This perspective has been questioned and
challenged in various ways. The aim of this article is to think ADHD
through quantum physicist and philosopher Karen Barad’s [Barad, K.
2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the
Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham, NC: Duke University
Press.] theory of agential realism. According to Barad, what we perceive
as singular entities do not exist in advance. Barad pays attention to the
world’s entanglements, and what we perceive as singular objects and
subjects are effects of specific and various material-discursive practices
acting as agential cuts. The theory of agential realism assigns
performativity to matter, which highlights that ADHD is something that
continuously comes into being together with human and non-human
bodies. The material dimension has not previously been emphasised as
a causal factor in studies on ADHD. In this article, the focus is on the
agency of the book. As a conclusion, the importance of taking
responsibility for every material-discursive practice with which we are
always entangled is emphasised. (Less)
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International Journal of Inclusive Education
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10.1080/13603116.2016.1251977
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  author       = {Nilsson Sjöberg, Mattias},
  issn         = {1360-3116},
  keyword      = {ADHD,agential realism,education,Karen Barad,psychiatrisation,reductionism,ADHD,agential realism,education ,Karen Barad,psychiatrisation,reductionism},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Inclusive Education},
  title        = {(Un)becoming dysfunctional: ADHD and how matter comes to matter},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2016.1251977},
  year         = {2016},
}