Feminist Queer Crip

Author: Alison Kafer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253009413
Format: PDF
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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.

taktlos

Author: Johanna Eberl
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643507879
Format: PDF, ePub
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Um Sensibilitat fur das Tempo und den Rhythmus, die Taktungen und Intervalle des alltaglichen Zusammenlebens zu entwickeln, lohnt es sich genauer hinzusehen, um Moglichkeiten abseits der Norm aufzuspuren und abzuzeichnen. OFt offenbaren sich so in unvorhergesehener Weise Risse in der Gleichformigkeit und Ambivalenzen der Beruhrung, die durch ihr Aufbrechen und gegen den Strich lesen erst Potentiale des Taktlosen freilegen. WElche Chancen liegen also im Verlust des Kontakts und welche Rolle kann mediale Vermittlung dabei einnehmen?

The Philosophy of Sex

Author: Raja Halwani
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442261447
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This best-selling volume examines the nature, morality, and social meanings of contemporary sexual phenomena. Updated and new discussion questions offer students starting points for debate in both the classroom and the bedroom.

Sociology Looking at Disability

Author: Sara Green
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354772
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The purpose of this volume is to explore existing literature, with an eye towards encouraging scholars not to ask “the same old” questions but to use older writings as a basis for revolutionary and evolutionary thinking. What do the older writings tell us about what questions we should be asking, and what research we should be doing, today?

Shameful Bodies

Author: Michelle Mary Lelwica
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472594959
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What happens when your body doesn't look how it's supposed to look, or feel how it's supposed to feel, or do what it's supposed to do? Who or what defines the ideals behind these expectations? How can we challenge them and live more peacefully in our bodies? Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement explores these questions by examining how traditional religious narratives and modern philosophical assumptions come together in the construction and pursuit of a better body in contemporary western societies. Drawing on examples from popular culture such as self-help books, magazines, and advertisements, Michelle Mary Lelwica shows how these narratives and assumptions encourage us to go to war against our bodies-to fight fat, triumph over disability, conquer chronic pain and illness, and defy aging. Through an ethic of conquest and conformity, the culture of physical improvement trains us not only to believe that all bodily processes are under our control, but to feel ashamed about those parts of our flesh that refuse to comply with the cultural ideal. Lelwica argues that such shame is not a natural response to being fat, physically impaired, chronically sick, or old. Rather, body shame is a religiously and culturally conditioned reaction to a commercially-fabricated fantasy of physical perfection. While Shameful Bodies critiques the religious and cultural norms and narratives that perpetuate external and internalized judgment and aggression toward "shamefulÂ?? bodies, it also engages the resources of religions, especially feminist theologies and Buddhist thought/practice, to construct a more affirming approach to health and healing-an approach that affirms the diversity, fragility, interdependence, and impermanence of embodied life.

Queering the Biopolitics of Citizenship in the Age of Obama

Author: J. Rohrer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137488204
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book from the interdisciplinary fields of queer theory, critical race theory, feminist political theory, disability studies, and indigenous studies to demonstrate that analyzing contemporary notions of citizenship requires understanding the machinations of governmentality and biopolitics in the (re)production of the proper citizen.

God Jr

Author: Dennis Cooper
Publisher: Luftschacht Verlag
ISBN: 3903081604
Format: PDF, Docs
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Jim sitzt seit einem Autounfall im Rollstuhl. Er hütet das Geheimnis um den Tod seines Sohnes Tommy, dessen Körper am selben Tag weit entfernt vom Unfallort an einer Bushaltestelle gefunden wurde. Um mit dem Tod des Teenagers fertigzuwerden, steckt Jim seine ganze Energie in die Errichtung eines riesigen Denkmals, das Tommy in seinem Notizbuch in vielen Skizzen festgehalten hat. Die Vorlage dafür scheint aus einem Computerspiel zu stammen, von dem sein Sohn offenbar besessen war. Mia, Tommys Freundin, weiß darüber mehr, als sie bisher preisgegeben hat. Sie zeigt Jim das besagte Spiel. Auf der Suche nach Antworten begibt sich Jim als Bär in diese virtuelle Welt und trifft dabei auf sprechende Pflanzen, Frettchen und Schneemänner und auf Gerüchte über Gott. Zunehmend kippt er in diese Scheinwelt voller Rätsel ... Wie kann man angesichts des Verlustes des geliebtesten Menschen über-haupt ein Weiterleben gestalten? Wie ein Zusammenleben mit jemandem, der den Schmerz verdrängt und den man belogen und betrogen hat? Wer ist man für diesen anderen, und wer, wenn man einen Charakter in einer virtuellen Welt übernimmt? In der fantastischen Wirklichkeit eines Computerspiels, in die er seinen Protagonisten eintauchen lässt, seziert Dennis Cooper in God Jr. die existenziellsten Fragen des Menschseins: Liebe, Schuld, Trauer und vor allem die Katastrophe des Todes.