The Resource Brilliant imperfection : grappling with cure, Eli Clare

Brilliant imperfection : grappling with cure, Eli Clare

Label
Brilliant imperfection : grappling with cure
Title
Brilliant imperfection
Title remainder
grappling with cure
Statement of responsibility
Eli Clare
Title variation
Grappling with cure
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure--the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Clare grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds. The stories he tells range widely, stretching from disability stereotypes to weight loss surgery, gender transition to skin lightening creams. At each turn, Clare weaves race, disability, sexuality, class, and gender together, insisting on the nonnegotiable value of body-mind difference. Into this mix, he adds environmental politics, thinking about ecosystem loss and restoration as a way of delving more deeply into cure. Ultimately Brilliant Imperfection reveals cure to be an ideology grounded in the twin notions of normal and natural, slippery and powerful, necessary and damaging all at the same time"--Back cover
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clare, Eli
Dewey number
305.9/08
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1568
LC item number
.C528 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with disabilities
  • Disabilities
  • Healing
  • Disabled Persons
  • Therapeutics
Label
Brilliant imperfection : grappling with cure, Eli Clare
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Writing a mosaic -- A note on reading this book : thinking about trigger warnings -- Brilliant imperfection : white pines -- Ideology of Cure. Birth -- Prayers, crystals, vitamins -- Beliefs about disability -- Overcoming disability -- Hope in motion -- Rebelling against cure -- The restoration of health -- Walking in the prairie -- Brilliant imperfection : twitches and tremors -- Violence of Cure. Defect -- At the center of cure lies eradication -- Personhood is a weapon -- Great turmoil -- Brilliant imperfection : maples -- In Tandem with Cure. Cerebral palsy -- Reading diagnosis -- Disorder -- Antibiotics and acupuncture -- The price of diagnosis -- Useful, but to whom? -- Brilliant imperfection : stone -- Nuances of Cure. Wishing you less pain -- Wanting cure -- Birthmark -- Cautionary tale -- Body-mind yearning -- Yearning for the peeper pond -- Jostling my anti-cure politics -- Your suicide haunts me -- Brilliant imperfection : shells -- Structure of Cure. The medical-industrial complex -- A far-reaching network -- Troubled and troubling body-minds -- Variations on cure -- Skin lighteners and hot springs -- Brilliant imperfection : hermit crabs -- How Cure Works. Cure just around the corner -- Charity events -- Shifting technologies -- A pharmaceutical history of eflornithine -- Brilliant imperfection : rolling -- At the Center of Cure. Carrie Buck I : yearning -- Carrie Buck II : torrent of history -- Carrie Buck III : feebleminded -- Lives reduced to case files -- Living with Monkey -- Schizophrenia -- Brilliant imperfection : myrtle -- Moving Through Cure. Choosing disability -- Airports and cornfields -- Interdependence -- Wanting a flat chest -- Gender identity disorder -- Claiming ourselves -- Brilliant imperfection : drag queen -- Impacts of Cure. Endless questions -- Ashley's father -- Resisting intelligence -- Feeling broken -- Being fixed -- Shame and pride -- Brilliant imperfection : survival notes -- Promise of Cure. Normal and natural -- Finding wholeness -- Gender transition -- Bullied -- A maze of contradictions -- Mama, what will you swear? -- Walking in the prairie again -- Brilliant imperfection: cycling
Control code
ocn946461709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780822362760
Lccn
2016030259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946461709
Label
Brilliant imperfection : grappling with cure, Eli Clare
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Writing a mosaic -- A note on reading this book : thinking about trigger warnings -- Brilliant imperfection : white pines -- Ideology of Cure. Birth -- Prayers, crystals, vitamins -- Beliefs about disability -- Overcoming disability -- Hope in motion -- Rebelling against cure -- The restoration of health -- Walking in the prairie -- Brilliant imperfection : twitches and tremors -- Violence of Cure. Defect -- At the center of cure lies eradication -- Personhood is a weapon -- Great turmoil -- Brilliant imperfection : maples -- In Tandem with Cure. Cerebral palsy -- Reading diagnosis -- Disorder -- Antibiotics and acupuncture -- The price of diagnosis -- Useful, but to whom? -- Brilliant imperfection : stone -- Nuances of Cure. Wishing you less pain -- Wanting cure -- Birthmark -- Cautionary tale -- Body-mind yearning -- Yearning for the peeper pond -- Jostling my anti-cure politics -- Your suicide haunts me -- Brilliant imperfection : shells -- Structure of Cure. The medical-industrial complex -- A far-reaching network -- Troubled and troubling body-minds -- Variations on cure -- Skin lighteners and hot springs -- Brilliant imperfection : hermit crabs -- How Cure Works. Cure just around the corner -- Charity events -- Shifting technologies -- A pharmaceutical history of eflornithine -- Brilliant imperfection : rolling -- At the Center of Cure. Carrie Buck I : yearning -- Carrie Buck II : torrent of history -- Carrie Buck III : feebleminded -- Lives reduced to case files -- Living with Monkey -- Schizophrenia -- Brilliant imperfection : myrtle -- Moving Through Cure. Choosing disability -- Airports and cornfields -- Interdependence -- Wanting a flat chest -- Gender identity disorder -- Claiming ourselves -- Brilliant imperfection : drag queen -- Impacts of Cure. Endless questions -- Ashley's father -- Resisting intelligence -- Feeling broken -- Being fixed -- Shame and pride -- Brilliant imperfection : survival notes -- Promise of Cure. Normal and natural -- Finding wholeness -- Gender transition -- Bullied -- A maze of contradictions -- Mama, what will you swear? -- Walking in the prairie again -- Brilliant imperfection: cycling
Control code
ocn946461709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780822362760
Lccn
2016030259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946461709

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