Brilliant Imperfection


  • Author: Eli Clare
  • Release Date : 2017-01-06
  • Genre: Social Science
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In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Clare grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds. The stories he tells range widely, stretching from disability stereotypes to weight loss surgery, gender transition to skin lightening creams. At each turn, Clare weaves race, disability,...

Brilliant Imperfection

Brilliant Imperfection


  • Author : Eli Clare
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822373520


Brilliant Imperfection Book Description :

In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Clare grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds. The stories he tells range widely, stretching from disability stereotypes to weight loss surgery, gender transition to skin lightening creams. At each turn, Clare weaves race, disability,...

Brilliant Imperfection

Brilliant Imperfection


  • Author : Eli Clare
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-02-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0822362767


Brilliant Imperfection Book Description :

Drawing on memoir, history, and theory, Eli Clare complicates the understanding of cure, seeing it as an ideology that serves contradictory purposes from saving lives to social control while critiquing cure rhetoric and the drive to cure disabled people through an insistence of the value of disability."...

Exile and Pride
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Exile and Pride


  • Author : Eli Clare
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822374879


Exile and Pride Book Description :

First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation. With a poet's devotion to truth and an activist's demand for justice, Clare deftly unspools the multiple histories from which our ever-evolving sense of self unfolds. His essays weave together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home: home as place, community, bodies, identity, and activism. Here readers will find...

The Marrow s Telling

The Marrow s Telling


  • Author : Eli Clare
  • Publisher : Homofactus Press, L.L.C.
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780978597313


The Marrow s Telling Book Description :

A collection of poetry and prose, The Marrow's Telling spans fifteen years, exploring how bodies carry history and identity over time. Embracing contradiction and repetition, this work maps itself around embodied experiences of disability, race, gender transgression and transition, family violence, and sexuality....

Crip Times

Crip Times


  • Author : Robert McRuer
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-16
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479874156


Crip Times Book Description :

Contends that disability is a central but misunderstood element of global austerity politics. Broadly attentive to the political and economic shifts of the last several decades, Robert McRuer asks how disability activists, artists and social movements generate change and resist the dominant forms of globalization in an age of austerity, or “crip times.” Throughout Crip Times, McRuer considers how transnational queer disability theory and culture—activism, blogs, art, photography, literature, and performance—provide important and generative sites for both contesting austerity politics and imagining alternatives. The book engages various cultural flashpoints, including the spectacle surrounding the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; the ...

The Difference that Disability Makes

The Difference that Disability Makes


  • Author : Rod Michalko
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1566399343


The Difference that Disability Makes Book Description :

Rod Michalko launches into this book asking why disabled people are still feared, still regarded as useless or unfit to live, not yet welcome in society? Michalko challenges us to come to grips with the social meanings attached to disability and the body that is not "normal." Michalko's analysis draws from his own understanding of blindness and narratives by other disabled people. Connecting lived experience with social theory, he shows the consistent exclusion of disabled people from the common understandings of humanity and what constitutes the good life. He offers new insight into what suffering a disability means to individuals as well as to the polity as a whole. He shows how disability can teach society about itself, about its determination of ...

Curative Violence

Curative Violence


  • Author : Eunjung Kim
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822373513


Curative Violence Book Description :

In Curative Violence Eunjung Kim examines what the social and material investment in curing illnesses and disabilities tells us about the relationship between disability and Korean nationalism. Kim uses the concept of curative violence to question the representation of cure as a universal good and to understand how nonmedical and medical cures come with violent effects that are not only symbolic but also physical. Writing disability theory in a transnational context, Kim tracks the shifts from the 1930s to the present in the ways that disabled bodies and narratives of cure have been represented in Korean folktales, novels, visual culture, media accounts, policies, and activism. Whether analyzing eugenics, the management of Hansen's disease, discourse...

Crip Theory

Crip Theory


  • Author : Robert McRuer
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814757123


Crip Theory Book Description :

One of the quintessential goals of the American Dream is to own land and a home, a place to raise one’s family and prove one’s prosperity. Particularly for immigrant families, home ownership is a way to assimilate into American culture and community. However, Latinos, who make up the country’s largest minority population, have largely been unable to gain this level of inclusion. Instead, they are forced to cling to the fringes of property rights and ownership through overcrowded rentals, transitory living arrangements, and, at best, home acquisitions through subprime lenders. In Tierra y Libertad, Steven W. Bender traces the history of Latinos’ struggle for adequate housing opportunities, from the nineteenth century to today’s anti-immigran...

The Spirituality of Imperfection
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

The Spirituality of Imperfection


  • Author : Ernest Kurtz
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307424235


The Spirituality of Imperfection Book Description :

I Am Not Perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition, for to deny your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and your own humanity. The spirituality of imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is timely. This insightful work draws on the wisdom stories of the ages to provide an extraordinary wellspring of hope and inspiration to anyone thirsting for spiritual growth and guidance in these troubled times. Who are we? Why so we so often fall short of our goals for ourselves and others? By seeking to understand our limitations and accept the inevitably of failure and pain, ...

Feminist  Queer  Crip
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Feminist Queer Crip


  • Author : Alison Kafer
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253009418


Feminist Queer Crip Book Description :

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world....