This book by Eli Clare, explores the landscape of disability, class, queerness, and child abuse, telling stories that echo with the sounds of an Oregon logging and. Third Edition of. Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation. A finalist for a ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award. Exile and Pride Cover. Get this from a library! Exile & pride: disability, queerness & liberation. [Eli Clare].
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Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation
Oct 09, Brenna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Clare gracefully describes how the media and the pornography industry have led women to believe that being objectified is a manifestation of their own sexuality. Nov 21, Fi Graham rated it it was amazing. The aand work of self- and other-reflection in an age of intersectionality, whi This book was phenomenal. Such an in depth examination of many levels of identity.
Exile disabbility Pride reads like two books in one. His last chapter returns to the topic of exile and asks the dangerous question many queer people fear to approach: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation. View additional images and download publicity materials.
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With heart and hammer, Exile and Pride pries open a window onto a world where our whole selves, in all their complexity, can be realized, loved, and embraced. But the new ground that he breaks, the new theoretical places to which he takes his readers, begins exilr the second part of the book, pride. You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. I need to learn disabiluty and broadly how to be in solidarity with those struggling for self-determination.
This has been a wonderful, informative read. Jul 07, Colby rated it really liked it. Eli Clare’s collection of essays and observations on gender and sex identity, disability and embodiment, the environment, the notion of home and most of all reflections on becoming oneself were brutally honest.
The confusion between self as object and self as subject has created a culture where violence and degradation are accepted forms of sexual expression. Dixability focus on having empathy for the white working class was unexpected and something that I’m having difficulty with right now.
Clare brings up the social stigmas and assumptions revolving around sexuality and disability, the portrayal of disabled people, and how sexism, racism, homophobia, and violence can shape a child’s identity. I appreciated the questions weaves throughout the prose, but I also appreciated how Clare herself did not back down from answering them.
I read this at the wrong time.
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation
And I freely admit that if I had read in in I would have had a completely different reaction to it. This book summarises a lot of theories that are explored in much greater depth and detail elsewhere. It’s definitely worth reading!
They burn the bridge over the impassable canyon. For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. It’s also a hard one to pigeon hole in a specific genre. Clare is at pridw best digging into the muck of identity, politics, and memory, unearthing the contradictions we’d all rather ignore. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. Lists with This Book. Yet, I this supposes a challenge to be in solidarity as an ally to queerness struggling for self-determination.
His writing on language, the body, history, queernesd, and the environment is engaging, hopeful and personal. I think one of the defining characteristics of resistance art is that it effectively raises the awareness of those in the mainstream.
He explains the ways that society creates queerness by defining and enforcing binary gender norms.
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I wasn’t anticipating the deep reflection on place and the author’s childhood in rural Oregon, but I found this part especially unique and insightful. Things in life will contradict and you may find value in two very opposite things, wondering where you should stand. The climbing turns out to be unimaginably difficult. This book is, in a word, moving. Nor are there enough of them. Loved half the book. Refresh and try again.
Academic and referential in ways that could have been more accessible, but overall one of the best essay collections I’ve ever read. I fell for the supercrip stories. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Good one to teach. A Weapon of Sexism, writes, “The books that move us most are the ones that help us make sense of our experience, that take pieces of what we already know and put it together with new insights, new analysis, enabling us to form a fresh vision of ourselves and our lives.
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Clare articulates his exile through abuse, education and political philosophy, and his need for a community that would accept and embrace his gender exploration and identity. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits. Words in Motion and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies.
His essays weave together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Clare describes his ties with the rural community he grew up in and the values espoused within that community. I appreciate this book so much for what it did in terms of driving dialogue and discourse further, and love the methodology of interacting with a myriad of important ideas through narrative, poetry, history, and pro There is so much wonderful depth and vulnerability here.
It is awareness of such issues that will bring the cure to ableism that Clare and millions of other disabled individuals and allies seek.