Queer/Fear: Disability, Sexuality, and The Other [Book Review]

Journal of Medical Humanities 34 (2):139-147 (2013)
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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between disability and “queerness.” I argue that the hostility frequently expressed against both disabled and queer individuals is a function of fear of the undecidability of the body. I draw on feminist, queer, and disability theory to help us understand this phenomenon and suggest that these different kinds of theories have a complementary relationship. That is, feminist and queer theory help us see how this fear works, disability theory helps us see why it exists

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