Skip to main content

CIGS reading group - Alison Kafer's "Feminist Queer Crip": CANCELLED


** As a result of the UCU strike action on 1-3 December, this event is now cancelled. We will add Alison Kafer's wonderful book to our reading list for next semester.**


The next CIGS reading group will be held on Wednesday 1st December, 4.30 - 5.30pm (please note that this is a slightly later start than the originally advertised time). We will be discussing Alison Kafer's Feminist Queer Crip (2013, Indiana University Press:

"In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world" (from the publisher's website).

Recognising that everyone is really busy and may not have time to read the whole book on top of everything else, we are suggesting that everyone try to read the Introduction, Conclusion and Chapter 1 (Time for Disability Studies and a Future for Crips) and / or Chapter 3 (Debating Feminist Futures: Slippery Slopes, Cultural Anxiety and the Case of the Deaf Lesbians). But these are just suggestions - please read however much you can and do come along to join the discussion even if you haven't been able to read as much as you had hoped! It will be great to see everyone for some pre-Christmas book talk!

We will meet on Zoom - please follow the link below:
Time: Dec 1, 2021 04:30 PM LondonJoin Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 876 2096 8165
Passcode: zh*Z7H

No need to register and all are welcome.