Trapped behind the glass: crip theory and disability identity

  title={Trapped behind the glass: crip theory and disability identity},
  author={Kirstin Marie Bone},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={1297 - 1314}
Abstract Many disability scholars and activists have embraced crip theory, a critical discourse that positions disability as a subset of the queer narrative. In doing so, I argue, they have embraced a theoretical framework that does not bridge the gap between the academy and the actual lives of disabled people. Instead, crip theory silences actual disabled experience and fractures the community, harming instead of helping. I propose that we must move beyond the limiting framework of crip theory… Expand
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