This book by Eli Clare, explores the landscape of disability, class, queerness, and child abuse, telling stories that echo with the sounds of an Oregon logging and. Third Edition of. Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation. A finalist for a ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award. Exile and Pride Cover. Get this from a library! Exile & pride: disability, queerness & liberation. [Eli Clare].

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Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare

Eli Clare’s collection of essays and observations on gender and sex identity, disability and embodiment, libeeation environment, the notion of home and most of all reflections on becoming oneself were brutally honest. The writing is so personal, wise, and draws me in deeply.

Lbieration of the rest is on the complication of tangled identities in single people disabled, queer, and luberation class, etc. This book is, in a word, moving.

He describes the solace and freedom he felt in urban communities. Eli Clare is a poet, essayist, activist, and the author of The Marrow’s Telling: Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.

Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation

Eli also clarified some points he made in the original text through the use of footnotes. For instance, although I have never watched it, I also never realized the annual Disabikity Lewis marathon was a source of such anger and irritation for so many disabled individuals.


I can imagine this book might be mind-blowing for readers who had never heard any of these concepts discussed before, and for those readers querness similar experiences and never before found anyone else who understood them.

I liked this much more than I expected. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States ahd Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Open Preview See a Problem? He finds freedom in urban dyke culture but experiences loss of community and connection to land amongst wealthy people in the city.

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And it’s goddamn lonely up there on the mountain. The climbing turns out to be unimaginably difficult. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I felt his race analysis was problematic overall, though the chapter on the freakshow is excellent. Eloquently written and literary account of intersectionality issues including disability, LGBT identity, victimization experiences, being raised in a very small town, and so many other issues.

Jul 19, A rated it it was amazing Shelves: He also introduces his audience to a time and place that few who do not read Exile and Pride will ever ponder. This book, I feel, was tough and transformative — it has opened my eyes to assumptions and structures that I had never imagined. Skip to main content. Connect With Us At Goodreads.


Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation

Also the author’s take on reclaiming various terms and slurs. We lose the trail. Within the first half of the text, Eli Clare deconstructs his experiences growing up gender-queer with cerebral palsy in a rural, predominantly white, logging city in Oregon.

Clare writes ambivalently about his ties to rural land and the values espoused Exile and Pride reads like two books in one. Oct 09, Edie Kestenbaum rated it it was amazing Shelves: Clare gives us a vision of a broad-based and intersectional politics that can move us beyond the current divisions of single-issue movements. We appreciate constructive criticism and respectful feedback.

Through this intersectional analysis of his life, I sense the notion of refusal to allow any one part of his identity overwhelm any other.

I come from a small town myself, similar to what Clare describes and I was able to connect with the almost anonymity one feels when relocating to a large, urban city.