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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They burn the bridge over the impassable canyon. As a transgender individual with cerebral ane, the activist also explores the various ways his body has been stolen and abused, and how such abuses can be avoided in the future by a revolution in the way mainstream society views and treats disabled individuals. Contents The Mountain 1.

I appreciate liberatikn 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 prose.

The first, a personal unraveling of experiences growing up poor and genderqueer with cerebral palsy prkde a rural white logging town in Oregon, and the second, a deeper and more theoretical analysis of ableist oppression, cultural constructions of disability, and disability activism for self-determination, also grounded in thoughtful examination of Clare’s personal experience.

See 1 question about Exile and Prideā€¦. It is especially good for a break from denser texts that still maintains genuine weight.

Apr 06, Colin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There is so much wonderful depth and vulnerability here. The first part of his book, on exile, searches for a way to create rural queer community that isn’t based in the middle and upper classes.

I was also very appreciative of the reflection on the distinction between having pride and bearing exule, and the importance of both. For instance, although I have never watched it, I also never realized the annual Jerry Lewis marathon was a source of such anger and irritation for so many disabled individuals. We hear from the summit that the world is the best from up there.


One of the most vital ideas contained within this book is the idea that nobody is a anr all-righteous activist. But the new ground that he breaks, the new theoretical places to which he takes his readers, begins in the second part of the book, pride.

Reviews “Eli Clare’s Exile and Pride. His writing on language, the body, history, class, and the environment is engaging, hopeful and personal. Words in Motion and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. The discussion had a great deal of relevance to the current political conversations regarding rural America, but it was also spec This is such a powerful, important book.

The focus on having empathy for the white working class was unexpected and something that I’m having difficulty with right now.

As someone who has limited exposure to works by the LGBTIQ community, and none at all from the prjde community, Clare’s book has been a treasure by opening my eyes to a whole new world.

He also introduces his audience to a time and place that few who do not read Exile and Pride will ever ponder. First published inthe groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Dec 16, Nomy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Books by Eli Clare. Also the author’s take on reclaiming various terms and slurs. Queernezs is such a powerful, important book. It’s rare that I’ve found books on class that take an intersectional approach, grounding class status within experiences of race, gender, location.

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Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation

This book is, in a word, moving. Janice FormichellaJanuary 11th The award-winning author of two books, Clare’s writings have appeared in scores of periodicals and anthologies. Through this intersectional analysis of his life, I sense the notion of refusal to allow any one part of his identity overwhelm any other. And it’s goddamn lonely up there on the mountain. Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a disabilitu with disabilities are available here.

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Jul 07, Colby rated it really liked it. Within the second half of his book in which he discusses pride, Clare expresses the identities that exiled him from his rural home. 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. Informative about a variety of subjects. He writes about his love of his working class home that doesn’t accept him as is.

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. Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, a new 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.

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It was unexpected that Clare would discuss in such depth his emotional attachment to the spaces he occupied; specifically, the lieration in which he incorporated an analysis of space and social ecology. This book saved my life.

Like Eli Clare is nothing if not eloquent and intelligent.

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