"Important and significant for its attempt to find the common ground between disability studies and queer studies. This deftly written and very readable book will appeal to a wide range of readers who are increasingly fascinated by the biocultural interplay between the body, sexuality, gender, and social identity."
-Lennard Davis,author of Bending Over Backwards "The members of the Committee were especially impressed by McRuer's original intervention in the area of queer studies, one that not only sheds light on the important new area of disability studies, but brings it into conversation with a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from composition studies to performance art. McRuer's book combines the public and the private work of queer studies in surprisingly new ways."
-Ed Madden,Gay and Lesbian Caucus for the MLA "McRuer charts new intersections for disability studies, queer studies, and American studies. His work is [at its] most vertiginous and rich . . . as he moves swiftly from cinema to street gangs to coming out Crip."
-American Quarterly "A compelling case that queer and disabled identities, politics, and cultural logics are inexorably intertwined, and that queer and disability theory need one another.... Makes clear that no cultural analysis is complete without attention to the politics of bodily ability and alternative corporealities."
-Elizabeth Freeman,author of The Wedding Complex "A wonderful combination of humor, theory, intellectual, and personal insights . . . A valuable and well-written study."
-Disability Studies Quarterly "Engaging, expansive, and generous."
-Sex Roles "This well-annotated text invites the uninitiated reader to become involved, to reimagine previously held perceptions of what may be considered `otherness,' to welcome disabilities, to access collectively other worlds and future possibilities."
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