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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Unfortunately, as Clare points out, feminist debate over the topic of pornography and sexual expression remains polarized.

Eloquently written and literary account of intersectionality issues including disability, LGBT identity, victimization experiences, being raised in a very small town, and so many other issues. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Just read it, goddammit. Jan 11, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eli Clare is a poet, essayist, activist, and the author of The Marrow’s Telling: Suzanne Pharr, author of Homophobia: First published inthe groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics.

Here readers will find an intersectional liberatioon for understanding how we actually live with the daily hydraulics of oppression, power, and resistance. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This book is, in a word, moving. They send their goons-those working-class and poor people they employ as their official brutes-to push us over the edge.

To understand the situation that disabled people are in, an able-bodied person needs to hear it from the source. The first part of his book, on exile, searches for a way to create rural queernesz community, queer community that isn’t based in the middle and upper classes. Academic and referential in ways that could have been more accessible, but overall one of the best essay collections I’ve ever read.


This part of the text made me feel like there might be some insights I am lacking, or perhaps I am not as well read in this particular area of queer theories, nor do I have any experience to relate to his analysis of body and ability.

I liked this much more than I expected. The second half of the text is a theoretical analysis of ableist oppression and cultural constructions of disability.

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Want to Read saving…. The confusion between self as object and self as subject has created a culture where violence and degradation are accepted forms of sexual expression. Imaginative and engaging, Qnd and Pride will appeal to a wide array of readers. I think one of the defining characteristics of resistance art is that it effectively liberatioon the awareness of those in the mainstream. Disability, Queerness, and Liberation. Although the author references many co Probably ground-breaking when it was first published, Exile and Pride is nonetheless on the underwhelming side of average.

Description First published inthe groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. The descriptions of forests were beautiful, by the way.

Your Friends Email Address: Sad stories about bodies stolen, bodies no longer here. Eli Clare uses her own multiple loyalties as a lens to examine identity politics and political agency in the face of systemic oppression and interpersonal abuse.

I can imagine this book might be mind-blowing for readers who had never heard any of these concepts discussed before, and for those readers with similar experiences and never before found anyone else who understood them. Loved half the book. Still very much valuable and relevant. Clare is fearless and The focus on having empathy for the white working class was unexpected and something that I’m having difficulty with right now.


Within the first half of the text, Eli Clare deconstructs his experiences growing up gender-queer with cerebral palsy in a rural, predominantly white, logging city in Oregon. Like many non-disabled persons, I held ideas of disability as being a hindrance, something terrible and to be pitied. The climbing turns out to be unimaginably difficult.

I would recommend reading this book followed by brilliant imperfections. 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.

Contents The Mountain 1. The afterword is especially important to those wanting to make a difference. Nov 18, l. It was recommended to me by a disability studies professor who knew I was interested in the intersection of disability and queerness, but it is so much more than I was expecting. Elevate Difference is a volunteer-run publication.

Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation

He finds freedom in urban dyke culture but experiences loss of community and connection to land amongst wealthy people in the city. I was also disabiliyt appreciative of the reflection on the distinction between having pride and bearing witness, and the importance of both.

I did not expect such a long history of logging or freak shows, but she needed that to connect us with her entire lived experience.