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. ISSN 1539-8706

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Abstract

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
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
School of Global Studies > International Relations
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Robyn Long
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 16:52
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2018 13:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73743

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