Prologue and Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 1. Metaphor and Materiality: Disability and Neo-Slave Narratives 33 2. Whose Reality Is It Anyway? Deconstructing Able-Mindedness 59 3. The Future of Bodyminds, Bodyminds of the Future 85 4. Defamiliarizing (Dis)ability, Race, Gender, and Sexuality 113 Conclusion 137 Notes 147 Bibliography 159 Index 175
Sami Schalk is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"In this smart and necessary book, Sami Schalk persuasively argues that black women's speculative fiction offers a rich archive of alternate framings of (dis)ability, race, sexuality, and gender that move us closer toward justice. Bodyminds Reimagined reveals how nonrealist representations can defamiliarize categories assumed to be self-evident, opening up new ways of thinking about methodology, trauma, metaphor, and politics. Schalk's work pushes all of us in feminist studies, black studies, and disability studies to reimagine how we understand minds and bodies moving though the world."--Alison Kafer, author of "Feminist, Queer, Crip "