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In the neoliberal era, when human worth is measured by its relative utility within global consumer culture, selected disabled people have been able to gain entrance into late capitalist culture. The Biopolitics of Disability terms this phenomenon “ablenationalism” and asserts that “inclusion” becomes meaningful only if disability is recognized as providing modes of living that are alternatives to governing norms of productivity and independence. Thus, the book pushes beyond questions of impairment to explore how disability subjectivities create new forms of embodied knowledge and collective consciousness. The focus is on the emergence of new crip/queer subjectivities at work in disability arts, disability studies pedagogy, independent and mainstream disability cinema (e.g., Midnight Cowboy), internet-based medical user groups, anti-normative novels of embodiment (e.g., Richard Powers’s The Echo-Maker) and, finally, the labor of living in “non-productive” bodies within late capitalism.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright
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  1. About the Cover
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. Part I. From Liberal Restraints to Neoliberal Inclusion
  2. pp. 33-34
  1. 1. From Liberal to Neoliberal Futures of Disability: Rights-Based Inclusionism, Ablenationalism, and the Able-Disabled
  2. pp. 35-62
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  1. 2. Curricular Cripistemologies; or, Every Child Left Behind
  2. pp. 63-94
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  1. Part II. The Biopolitics of In(ter)dependent Disability Cinema
  2. pp. 95-96
  1. 3. Gay Pasts and Disability Future(s) Tense: Heteronormative Trauma and Parasitism in Midnight Cowboy
  2. pp. 97-114
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  1. 4. The Politics of Atypicality: International Disability Film Festivals and the Productive Fracturing of Identity
  2. pp. 115-135
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  1. 5. Permutations of the Species: Independent Disability Cinema and the Critique of Ablenationalism
  2. pp. 136-152
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  1. Part III. Medical Outliers: Navigating the Disability Bio(political) sphere
  2. pp. 153-154
  1. 6. Corporeal Subcultures and the Specter of Biopolitics
  2. pp. 155-179
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  1. 7. The Capacities of Incapacity in Antinormative Novels of Embodiment
  2. pp. 180-203
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  1. Afterword. Disability as Multitude: Reworking Nonproductive Labor Power
  2. pp. 204-222
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 223-236
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  1. Filmography
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 239-252
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 253-262
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472121182
Print ISBN
9780472072712
MARC Record
OCLC
918930921
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2015-08-30
Language
English
Open Access
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