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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First published inthe groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sign up for new title announcements and special offers. His essays weave together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home: So many books about identity politics, written by urban academics, leave out place, forget about the earth; Clare’s love of climbing trees and building with wood was refreshing and hopeful.

Eli Clare’s collection of essays and observations on gender and sex identity, disability and embodiment, the environment, the notion of home and most of all reflections on becoming oneself were brutally honest. Eli also clarified some points he made in the original text through the use of footnotes.

Dec 16, Nomy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Clare deals with issues of gender, disability and queerness deftly, gracefully, balancing multiple perspectives strung together by a personal narrative.

Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation

disablity 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. If it inspires you to read a novel, see a film, or download an album, we hope you will donate to show your support.

I appreciate this book so much for what it did in terms of driving dialogue and discourse further, and love the methodology quwerness interacting with a myriad of important ideas through narrative, poetry, history, and pro There is so much wonderful depth and vulnerability here. We decide to stop climbing and queernes a new house right where we are.


A lot of great stuff in this one. Using the language of the elemental world, he delineates a complex human intersection and transmutes cruelty into its opposite—a potent, lifegiving remedy.

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The passion and skill of [his] writing will draw you inside a complex life and more deeply inside yourself. 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.

The confusion between self as object and self as subject has created a culture where violence and degradation are accepted forms of sexual expression. 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.

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. 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.

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It is awareness of such issues that rxile bring the cure to ableism that Clare and millions of other disabled individuals and allies seek. Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. My father raped me for many reasons, and inside his acts of violence I learned what it meant to be female, to be a child, to live in my particular body, and those lessons served the larger power structure and hierarchy well.

Clare articulates his exile through abuse, education and political philosophy, and his need for a community that would accept and embrace his gender exploration and identity. He also introduces his audience to a time and place that few who do not read Exile and Pride will ever ponder.

The best resistance literature describes a specific moment in history and is written within the context of an organized movement. The climbing turns out to be unimaginably difficult. I appreciated the questions weaves throughout the prose, but I also ilberation how Clare herself did not back down from answering them.


Oct 09, Edie Kestenbaum rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is really fun to see a shift in thinking: I need to read more books on disability theory, fill in the gaps of experience and learn more about bodies and the construction of ability.

The hard work of self- and other-reflection in an age of intersectionality, which requires some discomfort with oneself and one’s own loyalties.

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. I recommend multiple re-readings of that passage and I will ensure to take my own advice on that. The mountain as metaphor looms large in the lives of marginalized people, people whose bones get crushed in the grind of capitalism, patriarchy, white supremacy.

Don’t make me write a review, especially one that you’d be reading when you can read the book!

Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation

Janice FormichellaJanuary 11th With this critical tenth-anniversary edition, queeness groundbreaking publication secures its position as essential to the history of queer and disability politics, and, through significant new material that boldly interrogates and advances the original text, to its future as well.

I recommend not skipping over the ancillary portions prologue, epilogue, etc as they update the edition quite a bit. Clare writes ambivalently about his ties to rural land and the values espoused Exile and Pride reads like two books in one.

If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. This is a textbook. I fell for the supercrip stories. This collection is brilliant. A must-read for everyone concerned with social justice.

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