This introduction connects the temporal regimes that disabled people and communities negotiate with the universalization of “crip time” during the COVID-19 pandemic, in full swing at the time of this writing. It discusses the articles and artwork in this special issue in terms of how they express the temporalities lived by disabled subjects both as confining and, potentially, as means of critiquing and transforming the time discipline of late-stage capitalism.
Introduction: Crip Temporalities
Elizabeth Freeman is a professor of English at the University of California, Davis, and the author of The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture (2002), Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (2010), and Beside You in Time: Sense Methods and Queer Sociabilities in the American Nineteenth Century (2019).
Ellen Samuels, Elizabeth Freeman; Introduction: Crip Temporalities. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 April 2021; 120 (2): 245–254. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-8915937
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