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Sexual subjectivities within neoliberalism: Can queer and crip engagements offer an alternative praxis?

Long, Robyn. 2018. Sexual subjectivities within neoliberalism: Can queer and crip engagements offer an alternative praxis? Journal of International Women's Studies, 19(1), pp. 78-93. [Article]

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Abstract or Description

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.

Item Type:

Article

Keywords:

neoliberalism, queer theory, crip theory, sexuality, sex

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology > Unit for Global Justice (UGJ)
Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 September 2017Accepted
5 February 2018Published

Item ID:

22950

Date Deposited:

20 Feb 2018 15:59

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2018 16:11

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22950

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