Puar, Jasbir K., 1967-

The right to maim : debility, capacity, disability / Jasbir K. Puar. - 1 online resource (xxviii, 267 pages). - eBooks on Demand Anima . - ANIMA (Duke University Press) .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Bodies with new organs : becoming trans, becoming disabled -- 2. Crip nationalism : from narrative prosthesis to disaster capitalism -- 3. Disabled diaspora, rehabilitating state : the queer politics of reproduction in Palestine/Israel -- 4. "Will not let die" : debilitation and inhuman biopolitics in Palestine.

In The Right to Maim Jasbir K. Puar brings her pathbreaking work on the liberal state, sexuality, and biopolitics to bear on our understanding of disability. Drawing on a stunning array of theoretical and methodological frameworks, Puar uses the concept of "debility"--bodily injury and social exclusion brought on by economic and political factors--to disrupt the category of disability. She shows how debility, disability, and capacity together constitute an assemblage that states use to control populations. Puar's analysis culminates in an interrogation of Israel's policies toward Palestine, in which she outlines how Israel brings Palestinians into biopolitical being by designating them available for injury. Supplementing its right to kill with what Puar calls the right to maim, the Israeli state relies on liberal frameworks of disability to obscure and enable the mass debilitation of Palestinian bodies. Tracing disability's interaction with debility and capacity, Puar offers a brilliant rethinking of Foucauldian biopolitics while showing how disability functions at the intersection of imperialism and racialized capital.

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Disabilities--Political aspects.
People with disabilities--Civil rights.
Sociology of disability.
Marginality, Social--Political aspects.
Gender identity--Political aspects.
Military occupation--Social aspects--West Bank.

Electronic books.

HV1568.2 / .P83 2017