The Biopolitics of Disability: Neoliberalism, Ablenationalism, and Peripheral Embodiment

The Biopolitics of Disability: Neoliberalism, Ablenationalism, and Peripheral Embodiment

by David T. Mitchell

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ISBN-13: 9780472052714
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Series: Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


David Mitchell is Professor of English and Sharon L. Snyder is a faculty member at George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I From Liberal Restraints to Neoliberal Inclusion

1 From Liberal to Neoliberal Futures of Disabilitry: Rights-based Inclusionism, Ablenationalism, and the Able-Disabled 35

2 Curricular Cripistemologies; or, Every Child Left Behind 63

Part II The Biopolitics of in(ter) dependent disability cinema

3 Gay Pasts and Disability Future(s) Tense: Heteronormative Trauma and Parasitism in Midnight Cowboy 97

4 The Politics of Atypicality: International Disability Film Festivals and the Productive Fracturing of Identity 115

5 Permutations of the Species: Independent Disability Cinema and the Critique of Ablenationalism 136

Part III Medical Outlers: Navigating The Disability Bio(Political) Sphere

6 Corporeal Subcultures and the Specter of Biopolitics 155

7 The Capacities of Incapacity in Antinormative Novels of Embodiment 180

Afterword Disability as Multitude: Reworking Nonproductive Labor Power 204

Notes 223

Filmography 237

Works Cited 239

Index 253

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