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Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

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Description for Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure Paperback. Drawing on memoir, history, and theory, Eli Clare complicates the understanding of cure, seeing it as an ideology that serves contradictory purposes-from saving lives to social control-while critiquing cure rhetoric and the drive to cure disabled people through an insistence of the value of disability. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: BM; JFFG; JFSK; JHB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 13. Weight in Grams: 341.
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 ... Read more

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Duke University Press
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North Carolina, United States
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About Eli Clare
Eli Clare is a poet, essayist, activist, and the author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, also published by Duke University Press, and The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion. He speaks regularly at conferences, community events, and colleges across the United States and Canada about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice, and his writing has appeared ... Read more

Reviews for Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
Accessible and poetic. Brilliant Imperfection will be valuable to students in introductory medical anthropology courses as well as anthropology courses on the body and human-nature interactions.
Michele Friedner
Medical Anthropology Quarterly
As lawmakers present some lives as worth less than others, we need voices like Clare's: the voices of those who see worth in the ... Read more

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