Crip Theory : Cultural Signs of Queerness And Disability (Paperback)

Author: McRuer, Robert

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View the Table of Contents .nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; Read the Foreword . "A compelling case that queer and disabled identities, politics, and cultural logics are inexorably intertwined, and that queer and disability theory need one anotheragrave; . Makes clear that no cultural analysis is complete without attention to the politics of bodily ability and alternative corporealities." — Elizabeth Freeman, author ofThe Wedding Complex "Important and significant for its attempt to find the common ground between disability studies and queer studies. This deftly written and very readable book will appeal to a wide range of readers who are increasingly fascinated by the biocultural interplay between the body, sexuality, gender, and social identity." — Lennard Davis, author ofBending Over Backwards Crip Theoryattends to the contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are coming out all over. Both disability studies and queer theory are centrally concerned with how bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as "normal" or as abject, butCrip Theoryis the first book to analyze thoroughly the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other. Drawing on feminist theory, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition studies, film and television studies, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization, Robert McRuer articulates the central concerns of crip theory and considers how such a critical perspective might impact cultural and historical inquiry in the humanities.Crip Theoryputs forward readings of the Sharon Kowalski story, the performance art of Bob Flanagan, and the journals of Gary Fisher, as well as critiques of the domesticated queernessand disability marketed by the Millennium March, or Bravo TV'sQueer Eye for the Straight Guy.McRuer examines how dominant and marginal bodily and sexual identities are composed, and considers the vibrant ways that disability and queerness unsettle and re-write those identities in order to insist that another world is possible.

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Publisher New York Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780814757130
SKU 202158234
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0814757138
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0283
Publisher New York University Press
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