Feminist, Queer, Crip

Paperback | May 16, 2013

byAlison Kafer

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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 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.

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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,...

Alison Kafer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:May 16, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253009340

ISBN - 13:9780253009340

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Imagined Futures
1. Time for Disability Studies and a Future for Crips
2. At the Same Time, Out of Time: Ashley X
3. Debating Feminist Futures: Slippery Slopes, Cultural Anxiety, and the Case of the Deaf Lesbians
4. A Future for Whom? Passing on Billboard Liberation
5. The Cyborg and the Crip: Critical Encounters
6. Bodies of Nature: The Environmental Politics of Disability
7. Accessible Futures, Future Coalitions
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"As it is written in accessible and clear language, Feminist, Queer, Crip has the potential to reach a wide range of audiences including undergraduate students. It will expand the thinking of minority studies scholars, including feminist theorists, philosophers, bioethicists, queer studies, critical race theorists, disability studies, environmental studies, and American studies scholars. The book will likely provoke transformative thinking for those who work to build coalitions among identity-based political movements as well as policymakers and medical, legal, and disability service professionals." -PhiloSOPHIA