Gay Pasts and Disability Future(s) Tense: Heteronormative Trauma and Parasitism in Midnight Cowboy

  title={Gay Pasts and Disability Future(s) Tense: Heteronormative Trauma and Parasitism in Midnight Cowboy},
  author={David Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of Literary \& Cultural Disability Studies},
  pages={1 - 16}
  • David Mitchell
  • Published 20 March 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
The article examines the one-time X-rated avant-garde 1969 film release of Midnight Cowboy as a representation of the alternative lived experience of queer/crip relations in late liberalism. As an alternative to normative regimes of inclusion, this argument attempts to push all the way through the envelope of impairment to explore how disability subjectivities create new forms of embodied knowledge and collective consciousness. Queer and disabled people's interdependencies provide alternative… 

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