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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

Want to Read saving…. The ecile turns out to be unimaginably difficult. Also the author’s take on reclaiming various terms and slurs. We appreciate constructive criticism and respectful feedback.

While embracing the terms cripple and queerClare pushes back on the use of the word freak and uses his unique brand of storytelling and personal narrative to explain the reasons why.

And I freely admit that if I had read in in I would have had a completely different reaction to it. Critiques of Elevate Difference and the content of any review on this site are welcome; however, we will not tolerate flaming, attacks, or any form of abuse.

He has walked across the United States for peace, helped organize the first-ever Queerness and Disability Conference, and speaks widely about disability, queer identities, and social justice. Not to mention the prose itself is well written and a pleasure to read. This has been a wonderful, informative read. Jun 08, Anna rated it it was amazing. This book summarises a lot of theories that are explored in much greater depth and detail elsewhere. He speaks regularly at universities and conferences throughout the United States about disability, queer identities, and social justice, and his writing has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies.


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.

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The afterword is especially important to those wanting to make a difference. 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, queernesa analysis, enabling us to form a fresh vision of ourselves and our lives.

I was also very appreciative of the reflection on the distinction between having pride and bearing witness, and the importance of both. Lieration is especially good for a break from denser texts disablity still maintains genuine weight.

Your Friends Email Address: Clare articulates his exile through abuse, education and political philosophy, and his need for a community that would loberation and embrace his gender exploration and identity. I enjoyed the book and the discussions had on it very much. I think one of the defining characteristics of resistance art is that it effectively raises the awareness of those in the mainstream. Jul 25, Andrea Goldston rated it really liked it.

Through this intersectional analysis of his life, I sense the notion of refusal to allow any one part of his identity overwhelm any other. But the anx ground that he breaks, the new theoretical places to which he takes his readers, begins in the second part of the book, pride. Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress. Eli does an amazing job revealing unseen complexities of issues surrounding freak shows, logging, socioeconomic in queer communities, and much more.

He explores how ableist and racist oppression forced many “freaks” into freak shows, at times by force and at times because of economic necessity. His writing on language, the body, history, class, and the environment is engaging, hopeful and personal. Bold, brash stories about reclaiming our bodies and changing the world. He can be found on the web at www.

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His newest work, Brilliant Imperfection: We lose the trail. At the root of Clare’s exploration of environmental destruction and capitalism, sexuality and institutional violence, gender and the body politic, is a call for social justice movements that are truly accessible to everyone.

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Has anyone used this book in a book club? He also introduces his audience to a time and place that few who do not read Exile and Pride will ever ponder.

Grapp White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he writes and claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. Clare quite masterfully connects queerness sexuality, gender with disability. We hear from the summit that the world is the best from up there.

Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference. If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Skip to main content. 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 fishing town, and with the lively political debates of crip crusaders and transgender warriors.