CIGS reading group – Weds 4th May (4-5.30pm)
We are looking forward to the final CIGS reading group for this academic year on Wednesday 4th May (4-5.30pm). We will be discussing Alison Kafer’s Feminist Queer Crip. This abstract from the publisher’s website gives a good overview of the book:
“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.”
Even you can’t manage to finish the whole book (it’s a busy time of term), please try to read the Introduction, Chapter 1 and the Concluding chapter so that we all have some common ground for our discussions. But even if you cannot manage that, do what you can and come along – it’s a great chance to meet other CIGS members. All are welcome and there’s no need to register.
To join, please use the Zoom link below
Meeting ID: 863 2103 2374