Feminist, Queer, Crip

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Indiana University Press, May 16, 2013 - Medical - 276 pages

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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Contents

Imagined Futures
1
Time for Disability Studies and a Future for Crips
25
At the Same Time Out of Time Ashley X
47
Debating Feminist Futures Slippery Slopes Cultural Anxiety and the Case of the Deaf Lesbians
69
A Future for Whom? Passing on Billboard Liberation
86
The Cyborg and the Crip Critical Encounters
103
Bodies of Nature The Environmental Politics of Disability
129
Accessible Futures Future Coalitions
149
Appendices
171
Notes
179
Bibliography
225
Index
253
About the Author
259
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Alison Kafer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University.

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