Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability by Robert McRuer,Michael Bérubé

By Robert McRuer,Michael Bérubé

Crip Theory attends to the modern cultures of incapacity and queerness which are popping out far and wide. either incapacity experiences and queer concept are centrally thinking about how our bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as “normal” or as abject, yet Crip Theory is the 1st ebook to investigate completely the ways that those interdisciplinary fields tell every one other.

Drawing on feminist conception, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition stories, movie and tv reviews, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization, Robert McRuer articulates the significant issues of crip conception and considers how this sort of severe standpoint could impression cultural and ancient inquiry within the humanities. Crip Theory places ahead readings of the Sharon Kowalski tale, the functionality paintings of Bob Flanagan, and the journals of Gary Fisher, in addition to opinions of the domesticated queerness and incapacity advertised via the Millennium March, or Bravo TV’s Queer Eye for the immediately Guy. McRuer examines how dominant and marginal physically and sexual identities are composed, and considers the colourful ways in which incapacity and queerness unsettle and re-write these identities as a way to insist that one other global is possible.

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