Feminist, Queer, Crip
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Feminist, Queer, Crip

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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 env...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 2013 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Lauren
Excellent, interdisciplinary, coalitional disability studies text. The author weaves together feminist, queer, and disability theory through several case studies, illustrating where these disciplines, too often separated intersect. I especially enjoyed her treatment of the Ashley X case and her chapter on nature and camping.
Chris Nagel
On just about every page there is a bit of hideous academic self-righteousness, and a bit of critical brilliance. Overall, the critical brilliance is far too impressive to let the self-righteousness get in the way. I'm fairly sure I'll use this in an undergraduate general education course, and we'll see what happens.
Sarah
So, I loved this book. I also found parts of it really problematic. But I'm an academic reader, and I think that I'm no longer capable of not finding a book of any substance "really problematic" in parts.
Mills College Library
362.401 K118 2013
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