Brilliant Imperfection


  • Author: Eli Clare
  • Release Date : 2017-01-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 1053551 Bytes


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,...

Bread Therapy


  • Author: Pauline Beaumont
  • Release Date : 2020-09-17
  • Genre: Spirituality
  • File Size: Bytes


When life gets challenging, simple pleasures and timeless traditions can help us manage. Bread Therapy is a love letter to the art of making real bread.Making our own bread provides us with an unhurried, creative activity that is joyful, calming and productive - providing a much-needed antidote to life's stresses and strains. From kneading dough, to taking a delicious-smelling freshly baked loaf out of a hot oven, bread-making can be a mindful experience and a therapeutic craft that can nurture and nourish us. As yeast transforms flour and water, so making bread can transform us and our lives.As we seek 'slow skills' to free us from the digital world we are inhabiting more and more, and mindful activity to help us manage our mental wellbeing, so brea...

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 : 0822362872


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."...

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...

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....

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 ...

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....

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...

The Minority Body

The Minority Body


  • Author : Elizabeth Barnes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198732587


The Minority Body Book Description :

Elizabeth Barnes argues compellingly that disability is primarily a social phenomenon--a way of being a minority, a way of facing social oppression, but not a way of being inherently or intrinsically worse off. This is how disability is understood in the Disability Rights and Disability Pride movements; but there is a massive disconnect with the way disability is typically viewed within analytic philosophy. The idea that disability is not inherently bad or sub-optimal is one that many philosophers treat with open skepticism, and sometimes even with scorn. The goal of this book is to articulate and defend a version of the view of disability that is common in the Disability Rights movement. Elizabeth Barnes argues that to be physically disabled is not ...

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, ...