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Crip Theory

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Author: Robert McRuer
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Book Size: 41.78 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 301
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Crip Theory

by Robert McRuer, Crip Theory Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Crip Theory book, 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 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 Theory puts 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 queerness and disability marketed by the Millennium March, or Bravo TV’s Queer 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.



Disability Studies And The Environmental Humanities

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities PDF
Author: Sarah Jaquette Ray
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2017-06
Book Size: 60.19 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 648
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Disability Studies And The Environmental Humanities

by Sarah Jaquette Ray, Disability Studies And The Environmental Humanities Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Disability Studies And The Environmental Humanities book, Although scholars in the environmental humanities have been exploring the dichotomy between “wild” and “built” environments for several years, few have focused on the field of disability studies, a discipline that enlists the contingency between environments and bodies as a foundation of its scholarship. On the other hand, scholars in disability studies have demonstrated the ways in which the built environment privileges some bodies and minds over others, yet they have rarely examined the ways in which toxic environments engender chronic illness and disability or how environmental illnesses disrupt dominant paradigms for scrutinizing “disability.” Designed as a reader for undergraduate and graduate courses, Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities employs interdisciplinary perspectives to examine such issues as slow violence, imperialism, race, toxicity, eco-sickness, the body in environmental justice, ableism, and other topics. With a historical scope spanning the seventeenth century to the present, this collection not only presents the foundational documents informing this intersection of fields but also showcases the most current work, making it an indispensable reference.



Feminist Queer Crip

Feminist  Queer  Crip PDF
Author: Alison Kafer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2013-05-16
Book Size: 45.87 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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Feminist Queer Crip

by Alison Kafer, Feminist Queer Crip Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Feminist Queer Crip book, 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.



Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks

Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks PDF
Author: Elisa S. Abes
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Release Date: 2019-08-13
Book Size: 51.60 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 267
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Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks

by Elisa S. Abes, Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks book, A major new contribution to college student development theory, this book brings “third wave” theories to bear on this vitally important topic. The book has three sections: The first briefly introduces the third wave theories that have recently expanded the frame of the topic; the second uses those theories to focus on specific aspects of student development; and the third brings it all together with a few chapters that look at the implications for practice. The first section includes a chapter that provides an overview of the evolution of student development theories as well as chapters describing the critical and poststructural theories most relevant to the next iteration of student development theory. These theories include critical race theory, queer theory, feminist theories, intersectionality, decolonizing/indigenous theories, and crip theories. These chapters also include a discussion of how each theory is relevant to the central questions of student development theory. The second section provides critical interpretations of the primary constructs associated with student development theory. These constructs and their related ideas include resilience, dissonance, socially constructed identities, authenticity, agency, context, development (consistency/coherence/stability), and knowledge (sources of truth and belief systems). Each chapter begins with brief personal narratives on a particular construct; the chapter authors then re-envision the narrative’s highlighted construct using one or more critical theories. The third section will focus on implications for practice. Specifically, these chapters will consider possibilities for how student development constructs re-envisioned through critical perspectives can be utilized in practice. The primary audience for the book is faculty members who teach in graduate programs in higher education and student affairs and their students. The book will also be useful to practitioners seeking guidance in working effectively with students across the convergence of multiple aspects of identity and development.



Queer 1950s

Queer 1950s PDF
Author: H. Bauer
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2012-10-15
Book Size: 56.83 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 209
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Queer 1950s

by H. Bauer, Queer 1950s Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Queer 1950s book, Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.



American Studies

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Release Date: 2006
Book Size: 39.60 MB
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Category : America
Languages : en
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American Studies

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Demur You Re Straightway Dangerous

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Author: Jamie Utphall
Publisher:
Release Date: 2018
Book Size: 66.28 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Disability studies
Languages : en
Pages : 37
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Demur You Re Straightway Dangerous

by Jamie Utphall, Demur You Re Straightway Dangerous Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Demur You Re Straightway Dangerous book, "Despite Emily Dickinson's lifespan (1830-1886) matching the rise of the modern asylum and the scientific inception of eugenics, critics have not begun the cultural work of reading Dickinson's use of anatomical discourse through the lens of twentieth century crip theory. Applying crip theory to nineteenth century texts is important because it aids critics in recognizing the potential voices and perspectives that may have been silenced due to the pervasive ideological spread of compulsory able-bodiedness, which developed into its current form during the ninteenth century. Thus, my methodological framework for reading emerges from the intersections of new historicist cultural studies and twentieth century crip theory. In this project, I will uncover Dickinson's theorizing of disability to demonstrate her defense of neuro-diversity in the face of emergent medical models of insanity and normality. I argue Dickinson's poetry responds to the increasing cultural support for institutionalism, as well as the biological explanation for "eccentricities" included in her 1847 Mount Holyoke anatomy textbook. Although much of the discussion involving Dickinson and illness has worked to anachronistically diagnose the poet, I recover Dickinson's representations of disability, as 1) intuiting disability as socially constructed; 2) alluding to the phenomenological knowledge disability engenders via notions of crip time, chronic pain, and complex embodiment; and 3) embracing abnormality as a potential source of crip power for women during her time and beyond." -iii-iv.



Asexualities

Asexualities PDF
Author: Karli June Cerankowski
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Book Size: 69.19 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 396
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Asexualities

by Karli June Cerankowski, Asexualities Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Asexualities book, What is so radical about not having sex? To answer this question, this collection of essays explores the feminist and queer politics of asexuality. Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing people who do not experience sexual attraction. In this multidisciplinary volume, the authors expand this definition of asexuality to account for the complexities of gender, race, disability, and medical discourse. Together, these essays challenge the ways in which we imagine gender and sexuality in relation to desire and sexual practice. Asexualities provides a critical reevaluation of even the most radical queer theorizations of sexuality. Going beyond a call for acceptance of asexuality as a legitimate and valid sexual orientation, the authors offer a critical examination of many of the most fundamental ways in which we categorize and index sexualities, desires, bodies, and practices. As the first book-length collection of critical essays ever produced on the topic of asexuality, this book serves as a foundational text in a growing field of study. It also aims to reshape the directions of feminist and queer studies, and to radically alter popular conceptions of sex and desire. Including units addressing theories of asexual orientation; the politics of asexuality; asexuality in media culture; masculinity and asexuality; health, disability, and medicalization; and asexual literary theory, Asexualities will be of interest to scholars and students in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural studies, disability studies, and media culture.



The Future Of Text And Image

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Author: Ofra Amihay
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Book Size: 28.32 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 370
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The Future Of Text And Image

by Ofra Amihay, The Future Of Text And Image Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Future Of Text And Image book, The question of the relation between the visual and the textual in literature is at the heart of an increasing number of scholarly projects, and in turn, the investigation of evolving visual-verbal dynamics is becoming an independent discipline. This volume explores these profound literary shifts through the work of twelve talented, and in some cases, emerging scholars who study text and image relations in diverse forms and contexts. The inter-medial conjunctures investigated in this book play with and against the traditional roles of the visual and the verbal. The Future of Text and Image presents explorations of the incorporation of visual elements into works of literature, of visual writing modes, and of the textuality and literariness of images. It focuses on the special potential literature offers for the combination of these two functions. Alongside examinations of major forms and genres such as memoirs, novels, and poetry, this volume expands the discussion of text and image relations into more marginal forms, for instance, collage books, the PostSecret collections of anonymous postcards, and digital poetry. In other words, while exploring the destiny of text and image as an independent discipline, this volume simultaneously looks at the very literal future of text and image forms in an ever-changing technological reality. The essays in this book will help to define the emergent practices and politics of this growing field of study, and at the same time, reflect the tremendous significance of the visual in today’s image culture.



Fantasies Of Identification

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Author: Ellen Samuels
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2014-04-25
Book Size: 23.52 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 273
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Fantasies Of Identification

by Ellen Samuels, Fantasies Of Identification Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Fantasies Of Identification book, In the mid-nineteenth-century United States, as it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between bodies understood as black, white, or Indian; able-bodied or disabled; and male or female, intense efforts emerged to define these identities as biologically distinct and scientifically verifiable in a literally marked body. Combining literary analysis, legal history, and visual culture, Ellen Samuels traces the evolution of the “fantasy of identification”—the powerful belief that embodied social identities are fixed, verifiable, and visible through modern science. From birthmarks and fingerprints to blood quantum and DNA, she examines how this fantasy has circulated between cultural representations, law, science, and policy to become one of the most powerfully institutionalized ideologies of modern society. Yet, as Samuels demonstrates, in every case, the fantasy distorts its claimed scientific basis, substituting subjective language for claimed objective fact. From its early emergence in discourses about disability fakery and fugitive slaves in the nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation in the question of sex testing at the 2012 Olympic Games, Fantasies of Identification explores the roots of modern understandings of bodily identity.



Disability And Social Theory

Disability and Social Theory PDF
Author: D. Goodley
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Book Size: 22.22 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 348
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Disability And Social Theory

by D. Goodley, Disability And Social Theory Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Disability And Social Theory book, This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.



Hideous Progeny

Hideous Progeny PDF
Author: Angela Smith
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Book Size: 70.46 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Hideous Progeny

by Angela Smith, Hideous Progeny Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Hideous Progeny book, Twisted bodies, deformed faces, aberrant behavior, and abnormal desires characterized the hideous creatures of classic Hollywood horror, which thrilled audiences with their sheer grotesqueness. Most critics have interpreted these traits as symptoms of sexual repression or as metaphors for other kinds of marginalized identities, yet Angela M. Smith conducts a richer investigation into the period's social and cultural preoccupations. She finds instead a fascination with eugenics and physical and cognitive debility in the narrative and spectacle of classic 1930s horror, heightened by the viewer's desire for visions of vulnerability and transformation. Reading such films as Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Freaks (1932), and Mad Love (1935) against early-twentieth-century disability discourse and propaganda on racial and biological purity, Smith showcases classic horror's dependence on the narratives of eugenics and physiognomics. She also notes the genre's conflicted and often contradictory visualizations. Smith ultimately locates an indictment of biological determinism in filmmakers' visceral treatments, which take the impossibility of racial improvement and bodily perfection to sensationalistic heights. Playing up the artifice and conventions of disabled monsters, filmmakers exploited the fears and yearnings of their audience, accentuating both the perversity of the medical and scientific gaze and the debilitating experience of watching horror. Classic horror films therefore encourage empathy with the disabled monster, offering captive viewers an unsettling encounter with their own impairment. Smith's work profoundly advances cinema and disability studies, in addition to general histories concerning the construction of social and political attitudes toward the Other.