Sex Roles (2014) 71:348–350 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0416-2 BOOK REVIEW Feminist Queer Crip. By Alison Kafer, Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 2013. 258 pp. $27.00 (paperback). ISBN: 978-0-253-00934-0. Nina A. Nabors Published online: 19 September 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 In the United States, intersecting or integrative theories is a categories, and what are the political benefits of having these categories? Rather than discrete categories, Kafer views dis- common focus in discussing the impact of identity politics, but the inclusion of disability has been minimal (Balcazar ability as a set of “collective affinities” which includes not only et al. 2010;Garland-Thomson 1997). Feminist theorists have individuals with physical and sensory impairments, but cogni- been criticized for their clunky attempts to conceptualize tive and psychiatric disabilities, and those with chronic illness. disability alongside gender, sexual orientation, race and other Kafer gives voice to the complexities of this view including identities oftentimes further perpetuating disability oppression blurring the disabled/nondisabled boundary leading to a mini- (Garland-Thomson 2013). More recently disability theorists mization of disability oppression, and how groups are included have discussed the commonalities between queer and disabil- in the disabled category who don’t believe they are disabled (in ity theory (McRuer 2006;
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