Toward a Queer Crip Feminist Politics of Food

Toward a Queer Crip Feminist Politics of Food essays Kim Q. Hall In David T. Mitchell's and Sharon L. Snyder's film, Vital Signs: Crip Culture Talks Back (2001/1996), Harlan Hahn quips about the role of food in disability culture and identity. If disability is an identity with a culture, Hahn says, it has to have its own food. Every culture has its own food. "You know," he continues, ". . . we do have a food--fast food! It's so much easier to go to the drive thru than it is to park, get in and out of the car, and go into a regular restaurant to eat" (Mitchell and Snyder 2001/1996). Here, Hahn recalls countless conversations with other disabled people and presents a wonderful moment of crip humor, full of sharp critique for a society that makes dining out an exercise in various forms of tiresome hoopjumping for many disabled people. Interestingly, Hahn's comments differ from messages about fast food in films like Super Size Me (Spurlock 2004) and books like Fast Food Nation (Schlosser 2001) (also a film) and The Omnivore's Dilemma (Pollan 2006), in which fast food is criticized because it makes us fat, brings about early deaths, gives us food poisoning, destroys rainforests http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png philoSOPHIA State University of New York Press

Toward a Queer Crip Feminist Politics of Food

philoSOPHIA, Volume 4 (2) – Jan 15, 2014

Loading next page...
 
/lp/state-university-of-new-york-press/toward-a-queer-crip-feminist-politics-of-food-dQmr7YbM6E
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Copyright
Copyright © State University of New York Press
ISSN
2155-0905
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

essays Kim Q. Hall In David T. Mitchell's and Sharon L. Snyder's film, Vital Signs: Crip Culture Talks Back (2001/1996), Harlan Hahn quips about the role of food in disability culture and identity. If disability is an identity with a culture, Hahn says, it has to have its own food. Every culture has its own food. "You know," he continues, ". . . we do have a food--fast food! It's so much easier to go to the drive thru than it is to park, get in and out of the car, and go into a regular restaurant to eat" (Mitchell and Snyder 2001/1996). Here, Hahn recalls countless conversations with other disabled people and presents a wonderful moment of crip humor, full of sharp critique for a society that makes dining out an exercise in various forms of tiresome hoopjumping for many disabled people. Interestingly, Hahn's comments differ from messages about fast food in films like Super Size Me (Spurlock 2004) and books like Fast Food Nation (Schlosser 2001) (also a film) and The Omnivore's Dilemma (Pollan 2006), in which fast food is criticized because it makes us fat, brings about early deaths, gives us food poisoning, destroys rainforests

Journal

philoSOPHIAState University of New York Press

Published: Jan 15, 2014

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off