Exile and Pride
Score: 3.5
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Exile and Pride


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

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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...

Exile and Pride
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Exile and Pride


  • Author : Eli Clare
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0896086062

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Exile and Pride Book Description :
Eli Clare, a lesbian with cerebral palsy, examines environmentalism, disability and gender, both personally and politically....

Brilliant Imperfection

Brilliant Imperfection


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

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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,...

The Marrow s Telling

The Marrow s Telling


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

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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....

Feminist  Queer  Crip
Score: 5
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Feminist Queer Crip


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

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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....

Crip Theory

Crip Theory


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

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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...

Gay Seattle

Gay Seattle


  • Author : Gary Atkins
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-17
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780295800998

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Gay Seattle Book Description :
Winner of a 2004 Washington State Book Award Winner of a 2004 Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN) Jesuit Book Award In 1893, the Washington State legislature quietly began passing a set of laws that essentially made homosexuality, and eventually even the discussion of homosexuality, a crime. A century later Mike Lowry became the first governor of the state to address the annual lesbian and gay pride rally in Seattle. Gay Seattle traces the evolution of Seattle�s gay community in those 100 turbulent years, telling through a century of stories how gays and lesbians have sought to achieve a sense of belonging in Seattle. Gary Atkins recounts the demonization of gays by social crusaders around the turn of the century, the earliest prosecutions for sodomy, the officia...

Things Fall Apart
Score: 3.5
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Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780141393964

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Things Fall Apart Book Description :
One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten ...

Sex and Disability
Score: 4
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Sex and Disability


  • Author : Robert McRuer
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-04
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780822351542

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Sex and Disability Book Description :
This collection brings together scholars and artists in disability studies, sexuality, queer theory, and feminism, to show how much sexuality studies and disability studies have to learn from each other....

Dangerous Intersections

Dangerous Intersections


  • Author : Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment
  • Publisher : South End Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 089608597X

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Dangerous Intersections Book Description :
This anthology offers a multicultural, international look at the issues of environment, development, and population control. Feminist scholars and activists reveal the racism behind the scapegoating of women, the poor and immigrants as the source of major world problems, and present realistic solutions that rely on the ingenuity and resourcefulness of women....