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Authors

Robyn Long

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.

Note on the Author

Robyn Long is currently a Research Assistant on the Connectors Study at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is analysing civil and political citizenships and orientations towards social action in childhood. Her research interests include: figurations of bodies and embodiment, sexual subjectivities, citizenship and sovereignty, political economy, political theory, queer theory, crip theory, and post-structuralist feminist theory.

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