Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

Brilliant Imperfection Grappling with Cure 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 s

  • Title: Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
  • Author: Eli Clare
  • ISBN: 9780822362876
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ClaIn 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 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.

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    1. Able-bodied people, forget everything you think you believe about health and cure and disability politics, and listen to Eli Clare. He covers politics, history, ethics, ableism, gender identity, and more; with all the messy, contradictory intersections that cannot be ignored. His prose is dazzling, the way he states his points so beautiful, that this feels like a mix of nonfiction and poetry. Cannot recommend highly enough!

    2. I rarely buy books brand new and this was one of them. I loved Exile and Pride so I couldn't wait to read this. It definitely did not disappoint. It is filled with many insights and poses even more questions- something I wish more folks would do. This book is empowering and unapologetic about disability in all of its forms. It includes many narratives from specific analyses of famous disability stories to personal stories of oppression and love to general statements on intersections of race, cla [...]

    3. *ARC provided by Netgalley and the Publisher for an honest review*This books is not a book that you read for to pass he time but neither is it an academic text steeped in technical jargon that leaves you feeling exhausted after the first few pages.The subject matter dealt with is so important and yet it is something that most people don't contemplate, cure. This is a word that, to most, is only given a positive connotation but in thisthe book Eli Clare gives us a different perspective from which [...]

    4. One of my all time favorite books and authors. Love his lyrical writing about the complexity of disability.

    5. I really liked the idea of this book, but felt there wasn't as much content to the book as I expected. The book is generally about what society deems disordered and tries to cure, what is seen as unnatural v natural. I liked that he presents this as a complicated issue, noting that he does not feel his own cerebral palsy needs to be cured or that all wheelchair users need to be made able to walk, but also that many so-called disorders are accompanied by pain which people would love to be cured o [...]

    6. i really liked this book for several reasons: first of all, it was very accessible and relevant for a theory-driven text, and the arguments remained grounded in personal experience of disability. unlike a lot of academic press books, i never felt like the author was name-dropping or referencing critical theorists just for academic street cred. i loved how emotionally searing and deep it felt, instead of getting lost in critique for its own sake. eli clare welcomes uncertainty, messiness, and con [...]

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