Episode 35: Queer-Cripping Anarchism
Horizontal Power Hour turns this week to the possibilities of queer-cripping anarchism. Our guest is Liat Ben-Moshe, a radical sociologist whose work places her on the cutting-edge of queer studies, critical pedagogy, disability studies and anarchist studies. The subject of the discussion is drawn from a paper she co-wrote and presented at the 2011 North American Anarchist Studies Network conference. Embracing the intersectional relevance of the critical term “queering,” Ben-Moshe proposes a “queer-crip” in which the categories of disability and queerness are themselves employed as analytics useful in challenging prevailing understandings of the normal/ideal. Action news anti-headlines from around the world and exciting music from Readnex Poetry Squad, Blackfire and Reagan Youth will also be shared. Original air-date: 2-14-12.