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Exile & Pride

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Disability, queerness and liberation

From the publisher: First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clares revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation. With a poets devotion to truth and an activists demand for justice, Clare deftly unspools the multiple histories from which our ever-evolving sense of self unfolds. His essays weave together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home: home as place, community, bodies, identity, and activism. Here readers will find an intersectional framework for understanding how we actually live with the daily hydraulics of oppression, power, and resistance. At the root of Clares 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. 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.

By Eli Claire, 186 pages, 2009. Published by South End Press.

Tags: Biography & Memoir Books | Queer | Sex and Disability |