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Sexual subjectivities within neoliberalism: can queer and crip engagements offer an alternative praxis?
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-09, 12:17 authored by Robyn Long
Neoliberal processes have been wrought on the body, and have formed an effective oppression against ‘deviant’ bodies that do not, or cannot, maintain the idealised, heterosexual and able-bodied, neoliberal figure. By engaging with feminist, queer, and crip theoretical framings of the body, and the impact of neoliberal governmentality on non-normative sexuality, I find varied sites where queer, crip, or crip-queer bodies can challenge dominant discourses of heteronormativity and compulsory able-bodiedness. These challenges are crucial to creating counter-publics and counter-discourses to undermine the neoliberal-neoconservative complex. Exploring theorisings of the body and agency further, I look toward a crip/queer alterity, suggesting areas for further research, collaborating with postcolonial theories to examine the neoliberal body in globalised contexts.
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JournalJournal of International Women's Studies
PublisherBridgewater State College
Department affiliated with
- English Publications
Research groups affiliated with
- Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence Publications
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