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Exile and Pride
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation | Eli Clare
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First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's 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 poet's devotion to truth and an activist's 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 Clare's 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.
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Mindelan
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Settling in to do some reading on my porch garden! I‘ve had @Broke_Girl_Reads copy of this book forever. Got part-way through on the first go. There was lots to think about then, and I‘m hoping now that I‘ve done more reading on queerness and disability, I‘ll be able to take in more. And of course a lighter back-up for when my brain gets full! I am *loving* my porch garden this year and really hoping to spend more time enjoying it this summer!😍🌱

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If I were a teacher of humanities I would make this required reading. It is such an intelligent look at our connectedness, while at the same time a look at humans at their ugliest. It covers so many topics while uncovering the questions that make us human. Regardless of gender identify, sexual preference, ableness, or social class I believe this is an important book. Recommended to me by my daughter. I will be digesting this one for a while. 5 ☆'s

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bookishbitch
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"I don't believe that progressive people in this country truly want a band-aid. I know that as a writer who grew up now the Siskiyou National Forest loving the trees and feeling a kinship with the loggers, as the adult now grappling with old allegiances and new consciousness, as an activist of multiple loyalties, I want more - much more - than a band-aid. I want a revolution in the hills and towns, among the trees, I still call home."

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bookishbitch
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My mini vacation reading. I have to say this book is way more than I was expecting in multiple ways. This is very much a book you cannot judge by the cover. Looking forward to finishing so I can do the review.

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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
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I'm sure this isn't the book some people would want to read when they're going through an intense bout of depression, but somehow this was exactly what I needed and so much more. I'll post a proper review when I'm feeling better.

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OffTheBeatenShelf.com

I'm only 50 pages in and already my mind is blown in the best way. Makes me want to knock on publishers' doors and say, "More intersectional books, please!" ?

Side note: I went to a private liberal arts college, but I don't recall reading many intersectional texts. One of the things I love about NOT being in school is self-directed learning. I don't regret college, but I do think I'm better at learning on my own now. Anyone else ever feel that?

Hooked_on_books Yes! I had a great education, but the freedom of pursuing my continually evolving interests is fabulous. 3y
Notafraidofwords @Hooked_on_books agree!!! Love being able to read what I want. In college, I read Gatsby 4 times in four different classes! I love it, but that might have been because i had no choice lol 3y
Lindy Yes! Self-directed learning has taken me down wonderful reading paths. 3y
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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
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The title of this author's note is 💯👌🏼🙌🏼

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OffTheBeatenShelf.com

Next up for my social justice nonfiction book club! 📚♿️📚♿️📚

Now I just have to wait for it to be shipped. I'm practically sitting on the mailbox waiting for all these books I ordered to come in. Do you ever get antsy like that?

Hooked_on_books All the time! When I order books, I want them immediately! 3y
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