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Brilliant Imperfection

Brilliant Imperfection Book
Author : Eli Clare
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2017-01-13
ISBN : 0822373521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Clare grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds. The stories he tells range widely, stretching from disability stereotypes to weight loss surgery, gender transition to skin lightening creams. At each turn, Clare weaves race, disability, sexuality, class, and gender together, insisting on the nonnegotiable value of body-mind difference. Into this mix, he adds environmental politics, thinking about ecosystem loss and restoration as a way of delving more deeply into cure. Ultimately Brilliant Imperfection reveals cure to be an ideology grounded in the twin notions of normal and natural, slippery and powerful, necessary and damaging all at the same time.

The Power of Disability

The Power of Disability Book
Author : Al Etmanksi
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2020-02-04
ISBN : 1523087587
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“This book reminds us of what we have in common: the power to create a good life for ourselves and for others, no matter what the world has in store for us.” —Michael J. Fox This book reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped history. They have been instrumental in the growth of freedom and birth of democracy. They have produced heavenly music and exquisite works of art. They have unveiled the scientific secrets of the universe. They are among our most popular comedians, poets, and storytellers. And at 1.2 billion, they are also the largest minority group in the world. Al Etmanski offers ten lessons we can all learn from people with disabilities, illustrated with short, funny, inspiring, and thought-provoking stories of one hundred individuals from twenty countries. Some are familiar, like Michael J. Fox, Greta Thunberg, Stephen Hawking, Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder, and Temple Grandin. Others deserve to be, like Evelyn Glennie, a virtuoso percussionist who is deaf—her mission is to teach the world to listen to improve communication and social cohesion. Or Aaron Philip, who has revolutionized the runway as the first disabled, trans woman of color to become a professional model. The time has come to recognize people with disabilities for who they really are: authoritative sources on creativity, love, sexuality, resistance, dealing with adversity, and living a good life.

Narrative Art and the Politics of Health

Narrative Art and the Politics of Health Book
Author : Neil Brooks,Sarah Blanchette
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release : 2021-03-15
ISBN : 1785277111
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This intersectional collection considers how literature, film, and narrative, more broadly, take up the complexities of health, demonstrating the pivotal role of storytelling in health politics.

Thinking in the World

Thinking in the World Book
Author : Jill Bennett,Mary Zournazi
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-12-26
ISBN : 1350069205
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Engaging with contemporary issues responsibly and creatively can become a very abstract activity. We can sometimes find ourselves talking in terms of theories and philosophies which bear very little resemblance to how life is actually lived and experienced. In Thinking in the World, Jill Bennett and Mary Zournazi curate writings and conversations with some of the most influential thinkers in the world and ask them not just why we should engage with the world ,but also how we might do this. Rather than simply thinking about the world, the authors examine the ways in which we think in and with the world. Whether it's how to be environmentally responsible, how to think in film, or how to dance with a non-human, the need to engage meaningfully in a lived way is at the forefront of this collection. Thinking in the World showcases some of the most compelling arguments for a philosophy in action. Including wholly original, never-before-released material from Michel Serres, Alphonso Lingis, and Mieke Bal, the different chapters in this book constitute dialogues and approachable essays, as well as impassioned arguments for a particular way of approaching thinking in the world.

Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology A Montessori Perspective

Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology  A Montessori Perspective Book
Author : Patrick Frierson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-12-12
ISBN : 135001883X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on the work of Maria Montessori and contemporary virtue epistemologists such as Linda Zagzebski and Jason Baehr, Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology presents a new interpretation of the nature of intellectual agency and its associated virtues. Focusing on Montessori's interpretation of specific virtues including sensory attentiveness, intellectual love and intellectual humility, it discusses why these are virtues, why one can be held responsible for them, and how they relate to each other. Moreover, it considers pedagogical implications of considering these capacities to be virtues. Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology not only reveals the value of seeing Montessori as a virtue epistemologist, it encourages educationalists to take seriously the cultivation of intellectual virtues as an important part of the education of children.

Voices from the Edge

Voices from the Edge Book
Author : Michelle Panchuk,Michael Rea
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-05-27
ISBN : 0192588672
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the past several decades, scholars working in biblical, theological, and religious studies have increasingly attended to the substantive ways that our experiences and understanding of God and God's relation to the world are structured by our experiences and concepts of race, gender, disability, and sexuality. These personal and social identities and their intersections serve as a hermeneutical lens for our interpretations of God, self, the other, and our religious texts and traditions. However, they have not received nearly the same level of attention from analytic theologians and philosophers of religion, and so a wide range of important issues remain ripe for analytic treatment. The papers in this volume address the various ways in which the aforementioned social identities intersect with, shape, and might be shaped by the questions with which analytic theology and philosophy of religion have typically been concerned, as well as what new questions they suggest to the discipline. We focus on three central areas of analytic theology: methodological principles, the intersection of social identities with religious epistemology, and the connections among eschatology, ante-mortem suffering, and ante-mortem social perceptions of bodies.

Bodies in Doubt

Bodies in Doubt Book
Author : Elizabeth Reis
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2021-07-13
ISBN : 1421441845
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book traces the changing definitions, perceptions, and medical management of intersex in America from the colonial period to the present"--

Young Disabled and LGBT

Young  Disabled and LGBT  Book
Author : Alex Toft,Anita Franklin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-01-24
ISBN : 0429582145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Young, Disabled and LGBT+ brings together the work of an international team interested in exploring the intersection of sexuality, gender identity, and disability in the lives of young people and aims to further develop this area as a distinct area of study. This volume features original research and writing into lives that are often misunderstood, marginalised and under-represented in research. It is framed with artwork, poetry and writing from young disabled LGBT+ people, and centralises the voices and lives of young disabled LGBT+ people throughout. Drawing from disciplines including: sociology, psychology, disability and youth studies, and with contributions from practitioners, it examines experiences and research from a number of perspectives, such as education, personal lives and activism. Featuring work from the UK, Canada, United States, India and Australia, it is a timely and topical book which will appeal to scholars particularly interested in sexuality, gender, disability and youth studies; professionals within health, education, social work and youth work who aim to understand and support young disabled LGBT+ people; and young people themselves.

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities Book
Author : Sarah Jaquette Ray,Jay Sibara
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2017-06
ISBN : 0803278454
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Contingent Figure

Contingent Figure Book
Author : Michael D. Snediker
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2021-01-12
ISBN : 1452965293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A masterful synthesis of literary readings and poetic reflections, making profound contributions to our understanding of chronic pain At the intersection of queer theory and disability studies, acclaimed theorist Michael D. Snediker locates something unexpected: chronic pain. Starting from this paradigm-shifting insight, Snediker elaborates a bracing examination of the phenomenological peculiarity of disability, articulating a complex idiom of figuration as the lived substance of pain’s quotidian. This lexicon helps us differently inhabit both the theoretical and phenomenal dimensions of chronic pain and suffering by illuminating where these modes are least distinguishable. Suffused with fastidious close readings, and girded by a remarkably complex understanding of phenomenal experience, Contingent Figure resides in the overlap between literary theory and lyric experiment. Snediker grounds his exploration of disability and chronic pain in dazzling close readings of Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and many others. Its juxtaposition of these readings with candid autobiographical accounts makes Contingent Figure an exemplary instance of literary theory as a practice of lyric attention. Thoroughly rigorous and anything but predictable, this stirring inquiry leaves the reader with a rich critical vocabulary indebted to the likes of Maurice Blanchot, Gilles Deleuze, D. O. Winnicott, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. A master class in close reading’s inseparability from the urgency of lived experience, this book is essential for students and scholars of disability studies, queer theory, formalism, aesthetics, and the radical challenge of Emersonian poetics across the long American nineteenth century.

Global Indigenous Communities

Global Indigenous Communities Book
Author : Lavonna L. Lovern
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021
ISBN : 3030699374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Indigenous Communities is a wide-ranging examination of global Indigenous communities that continue to suffer from colonization and assimilation issues, including intergenerational trauma. The scholarship is interdisciplinary; it is not easily categorized as sociology, anthropology, ethnography, or philosophy, but cuts across all of these disciplines, as well as Indigenous methodologies. The book not only presents an academic study of Indigenous issues, covering Indigenous community life, religion, the environment, economic matters, education, and healthcare, but also incorporates contributions from Carol Locust, EdD, that reflect on her lifetime of experience in Indigenous education and healthcare. Each studied prism of Indigenous life is revealed to be impacted by the experience of intergenerational trauma that results from continued colonization. Ultimately, this book aims to bridge the communication gap between Western and Indigenous scholarship and readership, artfully combining Indigenous approaches with a traditional academic style. Lavonna L. Lovern is Professor at Valdosta State University, USA, where she teaches philosophy and religious studies and Native American and Indigenous studies. She has published on American Indian issues in health and disability, including a previous book with Dr. Locust entitled Native American Communities on Health and Disability: Borderland Dialogues (2013). Recent publications also include Fostering a Climate of Inclusion in the College Classroom: The Missing Voice of the Humanities (2018), "Indigenous Perspectives on Difference: A Case for Inclusion" (2017, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies), and Critical Pedagogy for Native American Education Policy: Habermas, Freire, and Emancipatory Education (2015, co-authored with F.E. Knowles). With contributions by Carol Locust, EdD Carol Locust, EdD, is Eastern Cherokee. She has worked with various tribes throughout her career, traveling internationally to speak to Indigenous issues of health, disability, and education. Dr. Locust's publications include Native American Communities on Health and Disability: Borderland Dialogues (2013, co-authored with Lavonna L. Lovern) and "Wounding the Spirit: Discrimination and Traditional American Indian Belief Systems" (1988, Harvard Educational Review). Dr. Locust is now retired from the University of Arizona, USA, where she was affiliated with the Native American Cardiology Unit.

Remaking the Human

Remaking the Human Book
Author : Alvaro Jarrín,Chiara Pussetti
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2021-04-01
ISBN : 1800730322
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The technological capacity to transform biology - repairing, reshaping and replacing body parts, chemicals and functions – is now part of our lives. Humanity is confronted with a variety of affordable and non-invasive 'enhancement technologies': anti-ageing medicine, aesthetic surgery, cognitive and sexual enhancers, lifestyle drugs, prosthetics and hormone supplements. This collection focuses on why people find these practices so seductive and provides ethnographic insights into people’s motives and aspirations as they embrace or reject enhancement technologies, which are closely entangled with negotiations over gender, class, age, nationality and ethnicity.

Writing Manuals for the Masses

Writing Manuals for the Masses Book
Author : Anneleen Masschelein,Dirk de Geest
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-12-15
ISBN : 3030536149
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This open access collection of essays examines the literary advice industry since its emergence in Anglo-American literary culture in the mid-nineteenth century within the context of the professionalization of the literary field and the continued debate on creative writing as art and craft. Often dismissed as commercial and stereotypical by authors and specialists alike, literary advice has nonetheless remained a flourishing business, embodying the unquestioned values of a literary system, but also functioning as a sign of a literary system in transition. Exploring the rise of new online amateur writing cultures in the twenty-first century, this collection of essays considers how literary advice proliferates globally, leading to new forms and genres.

The Oxford Handbook of Disability History

The Oxford Handbook of Disability History Book
Author : Michael Rembis,Catherine J. Kudlick,Kim Nielsen
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-06-19
ISBN : 0190234962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Disability history exists outside of the institutions, healers, and treatments it often brings to mind. It is a history where disabled people live not just as patients or cure-seekers, but rather as people living differently in the world--and it is also a history that helps define the fundamental concepts of identity, community, citizenship, and normality. The Oxford Handbook of Disability History is the first volume of its kind to represent this history and its global scale, from ancient Greece to British West Africa. The twenty-seven articles, written by thirty experts from across the field, capture the diversity and liveliness of this emerging scholarship. Whether discussing disability in modern Chinese cinema or on the American antebellum stage, this collection provides new and valuable insights into the rich and varied lives of disabled people across time and place.

Queer Studies

Queer Studies Book
Author : Bruce Henderson
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2019-09-10
ISBN : 1939594340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written for entry-level survey courses in queer or LGBTQ+ Studies for students from all majors, this engaging text covers a wide range of topics. Early chapters consider the meaning of “queer” and examine identities such as trans, bi, and intersex. Intersections between sexuality/gender expression and other identities such as race, ethnicity, and class are also examined. The book then reviews life experiences such as families, friendship, religion and spirituality, health, and politics through the lens of queerness. Queer Studies: Beyond Binaries: -Engages undergraduates with a narrative that applies key ideas to their own lives and experiences -Questions various binaries (“either/or” pairings) to help students examine their own sexual identity and gender expression -Reviews foundational concepts from queer theory and queer history to create a deeper understanding of the concepts -Emphasizes an intersectionality approach that demonstrates how one’s identity is the product of multiple characteristics such as sexuality, gender, race, class, and dis/ability -Uses a multidisciplinary approach drawing from the social and natural sciences, humanities, and arts to provide a broad overview of perspectives -Details an individual or an event in Spotlight on sections to highlight the experiences of queer people. -Provides questions for class discussion or field activities in Issues for Investigation sections that apply the ideas covered in the chapter -Allows instructors to shape the class with different foci using the stand-alone chapters in Part III -Features an Instructor’s resource manual available to adopters with 20+ PowerPoint slides for each chapter, sample syllabi for a variety of courses, teaching tips for using the Spotlight On and Issues for Investigation sections and the suggested readings, a test bank with objective and essay questions, and student aids such as keywords, chapter outlines and summaries, and learning objectives Designed for undergraduate courses in queer or LGBT+ Studies requiring no prerequisites, Queer Studies: Beyond Binaries also serves as an excellent supplement in courses on queer theory or history, or on sexuality, gender, and women’s studies.

Concrete

Concrete Book
Author : Thomas Bernhard
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2013-01-15
ISBN : 0571288448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) has been hailed by Gabriel Josipovici as 'Austria's finest postwar writer' and by George Steiner as 'one of the masters of contemporary European fiction.' Faber Finds is proud to reissue a selection of four of Bernhard's finest novels. Concrete (1982) is a brilliant and haunting tale of procrastination, failure, and despair: the story of Rudolph, a Viennese musicologist, who neglects the work he is meant to be producing in favour of this dark and grotesquely funny account of small woes writ large, of profound horrors detailed and rehearsed to the point of distraction: from a meddling sister and a house that he hates, to an 'illness' he carefully nurses, his own very real writer's block, and an 'escape' to Majorca which brings him no release from himself. 'Masterful... A book of mysterious dark beauty.' John Rechy, Los Angeles Times A masterpiece.' New Yorker

Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies

Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies Book
Author : The Keywords Feminist Editorial Collective
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2021-11-21
ISBN : 1479808121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduces key terms, debates, and histories for feminist studies in gender and sexuality Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies introduces readers to a set of terms that will aid them in understanding the central methodological and political stakes currently energizing feminist and queer studies. The volume deepens the analyses of this field by highlighting justice-oriented intersectional movements and foregrounding Black, Indigenous, and women of color feminisms; transnational feminisms; queer of color critique; trans, disability, and fat studies; feminist science studies; and critiques of the state, law, and prisons that emerge from queer and women of color justice movements. Many of the keywords featured in this publication call attention to the fundamental assumptions of humanism’s political and intellectual debates—from the racialized contours of property and ownership to eugenicist discourses of improvement and development. Interventions to these frameworks arise out of queer, feminist and anti-racist engagements with matter and ecology as well as efforts to imagine forms of relationality beyond settler colonial and imperialist epistemologies Reflecting the interdisciplinary breadth of the field, this collection of seventy essays by scholars across the social sciences and the humanities weaves together methodologies from science and technology studies, affect theory, and queer historiographies, as well as Black Studies, Latinx Studies, Asian American, and Indigenous Studies. Taken together, these essays move alongside the distinct histories and myriad solidarities of the fields to construct the much awaited Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Biopolitics Necropolitics Cosmopolitics

Biopolitics  Necropolitics  Cosmopolitics Book
Author : C.L. Quinan,Kathrin Thiele
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-03-26
ISBN : 1000372987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The concepts of biopolitics and necropolitics have increasingly gained scholarly attention, particularly in light of today’s urgent and troubling issues that mark some lives as more – or less – worthy than others, including the migration crisis, rise of populism on a global scale, homonationalist practices, and state-sanctioned targeting of gender, sexual, racial, and ethnic ‘others’. This book aims to nuance this conversation by emphasising feminist and queer investments and interventions and by adding the analytical lens of cosmopolitics to ongoing debates around life/living and death/dying in the current political climate. In this way, we move forward toward envisioning feminist and queer futures that rethink categories such as ‘human’ and ‘subjectivity’ based on classical modern premises. Informed by feminist/queer studies, postcolonial theory, cultural analysis, and critical posthumanism, Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics engages with longstanding questions of biopolitics and necropolitics in an era of neoliberalism and late capitalism, but does so by urging for a more inclusive (and less violent) cosmopolitical framework. Taking account of these global dynamics that are shaped by asymmetrical power relations, this fruitful posthuman(ist) and post-/decolonial approach allows for visions of transformation of the matrix of in-/exclusion into feminist/queer futures that work towards planetary social justice. This book is a significant new contribution to feminist and queer philosophy and politics, and will be of interest to academics, researchers, and advanced students of gender studies, postcolonial studies, sociology, philosophy, politics, and law. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Gender Studies.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame Book
Author : Cecilea Mun
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2019-10-09
ISBN : 1498561373
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edited collection of interdisciplinary perspectives on shame provides insight into scholarly concerns regarding the appropriate methods for studying shame and the theories that they yield, as well as the import of shame to our self, others, and the community to which we belong.

Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration

Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration Book
Author : Katharyne Mitchell,Reece Jones,Jennifer L. Fluri
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2019
ISBN : 1786436035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Border walls, shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, separated families at the border, island detention camps: migration is at the centre of contemporary political and academic debates. This ground-breaking Handbook offers an exciting and original analysis of critical research on themes such as these, drawing on cutting-edge theories from an interdisciplinary and international group of leading scholars. With a focus on spatial analysis and geographical context, this volume highlights a range of theoretical, methodological and regional approaches to migration research, while remaining attuned to the underlying politics that bring critical scholars together.