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Between cripping and reclaiming
Disability Studies promote different feeling strategies pushing for social change towards a more inclusive and less ableist society. There is a utopian touch to this: How can we change the world by feeling differently about disability? Disabled people have discussed how to navigate ableism’s emotional toll probably since the Disability Rights movement’s roots. The paper-at-hand oscillates between two strategies that Disability Studies scholars and activists have advocated for: Cripping – deliberately changing one’s ...