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Crip theory : cultural signs of queerness and disability

Author: Robert McRuer
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2006.
Series: Cultural front (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Crip Theory attends 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, but Crip Theory is the first book to analyze thoroughly the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other. Drawing on feminist theory, African  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McRuer, Robert, 1966-
Crip theory.
New York : New York University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005035209
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McRuer
ISBN: 9781435600393 1435600398 9780814757123 081475712X 9780814757130 0814757138 9780814759868 0814759866 9780814761090 0814761097
OCLC Number: 173511594
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Lgbt Studies) 2006
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : compulsory able-bodiedness and queer/disabled existence --
Coming out Crip : Malibu is burning --
Capitalism and disabled identity : Sharon Kowalski, interdependency, and queer domesticity --
Noncompliance : The transformation, Gary Fisher, and the limits of rehabilitation --
Composing queerness and disability : the corporate university and alternative corporealities --
Crip eye for the normate guy : queer theory, Bob Flanagan, and the disciplining of disability studies --
Epilogue : specters of disability.
Series Title: Cultural front (Series)
Responsibility: Robert McRuer ; foreword by Michael Bérubé.


Draws on feminist theory, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition studies, film and television studies, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization. This book  Read more...


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