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booksvscigarettes – Feminist, Queer, Crip

29 July 2017

booksvscigarettes – Feminist, Queer, Crip

'Vesalius’s Pump' (2006), Katherine Sherwood. Please see Textual Description below.

Join us in CCA on Saturday 29th July from 2pm to 4pm for the next booksvscigarettes reading group event, where we’ll be reading the chapter “Time for Disability Studies and a Future for Crips” from Alison Kafer’s book Feminist, Queer, Crip.

“In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.” The chapter “Time for Disability Studies and a Future for Crips” introduces and elaborates on ideas around ‘crip time’ or temporalities of disability.

You can email CCA for a copy at info@cca-derry-londonderry.org if you’d like to read in advance but there’s no need to prepare before – just turn up and we’ll read together.

This event is free and open to the public but please email info@cca-derry-londonderry.org to let us know you’re coming.

booksvscigarettes is CCA’s intermittent reading group. It takes its name from George Orwell’s essay which assessed the price and value of reading against other pursuits.

 

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