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By Eli Clare

ISBN-10: 0822362767

ISBN-13: 9780822362760

ISBN-10: 0822362872

ISBN-13: 9780822362876

In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare makes use of memoir, historical past, and demanding research to discover cure—the deeply held trust that body-minds thought of damaged must be mounted. medication serves many reasons. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes a few lives over others. It presents convenience, makes earnings, justifies violence, and grants solution to body-mind loss. Clare grapples with this knot of contradictions, conserving that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, advanced relationships we've got with our body-minds. The tales he tells variety largely, stretching from incapacity stereotypes to weight-loss surgical procedure, gender transition to epidermis lightening lotions. At every one flip, Clare weaves race, incapacity, sexuality, classification, and gender jointly, insisting at the nonnegotiable price of body-mind distinction. Into this combination, he provides environmental politics, brooding about surroundings loss and recovery as a fashion of delving extra deeply into therapy. eventually Brilliant Imperfection unearths therapy to be an ideology grounded within the dual notions of normal and natural, slippery and strong, priceless and harmful all on the similar time.

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