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dc.contributor.advisorKempadoo, Kamala
dc.contributor.advisorGorman, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorMoussa, Ghaida
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-22T18:58:49Z
dc.date.available2019-11-22T18:58:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/36800
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation asks how fibromyalgia, a chronic illness that is admittedly unknown, unknowable, and undetectable by medical knowledge and technologies comes to be known as fibromyalgia by the medical system. By prioritizing critical theory and the experiences and knowledges of queer and trans Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (QTBIPOC), I explore the ways that gendered, racial and neoliberal regimes of knowledge are central to medical understandings of a chronic illness that largely impacts marginalized people. The interventions that I make ask us to rethink the relationship between race and health/illness, to be attentive to the presence of past violences in fibromyalgic presents, and to deeply question the role of the medical system in scientifically legitimizing and sustaining systems of power. I interrogate how the reverence of medical and scientific knowledge provides the medical system the epistemological power to participate in institutional gaslighting and in producing what I call good neuroliberal subjects, all justified through the association it makes between irrational bodies and irrational minds. Above all, this dissertation asks us to take QTBIPOC seriously as theorists in their own right, and to recognize their leadership in disability and healing justice as generative of theory and practice that demands us not to rehabilitate sick bodies, nor to reform the medical system, but instead to dismantle the medical system and reach for notions of healing that resist rather than uphold systems of power.
dc.languageen
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dc.subjectGLBT studies
dc.titleQTBIPOC Interventions in Fibromyalgic Presents: Critically Exploring Gendered, Racial and Neoliberal Regimes of Knowledge in Medical Understandings of Fibromyalgia
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineSocial & Political Thought
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2019-11-22T18:58:48Z
dc.subject.keywordsMad studies
dc.subject.keywordsFibromyalgia
dc.subject.keywordsMental health
dc.subject.keywordsCritical disability studies
dc.subject.keywordsDisability studies
dc.subject.keywordsChronic illness
dc.subject.keywordsCritical race studies
dc.subject.keywordsCritical race theory
dc.subject.keywordsGender studies
dc.subject.keywordsFeminist studies
dc.subject.keywordsHistory of illness
dc.subject.keywordsMedically unidentified illness
dc.subject.keywordsMedical industrial complex
dc.subject.keywordsMedical system
dc.subject.keywordsQTBIPOC
dc.subject.keywordsQueer of colour
dc.subject.keywordsQueer
dc.subject.keywordsGay
dc.subject.keywordsLesbian
dc.subject.keywordsTrans
dc.subject.keywordsNeoliberalism
dc.subject.keywordsMedical violence
dc.subject.keywordsSettler colonialism
dc.subject.keywordsSettler-colonialism
dc.subject.keywordsPsychologization
dc.subject.keywordsWomen's illness
dc.subject.keywordsRace and illness
dc.subject.keywordsHealth
dc.subject.keywordsHealth system
dc.subject.keywordsCrip labour
dc.subject.keywordsCrip
dc.subject.keywordsHealth equity
dc.subject.keywordsRacial disparity
dc.subject.keywordsPsychiatry
dc.subject.keywordsSocial justice
dc.subject.keywordsHealing justice
dc.subject.keywordsDisability justice
dc.subject.keywordsQPOC
dc.subject.keywordsTrans of colour
dc.subject.keywordsTrans of color
dc.subject.keywordsQueer of color
dc.subject.keywordsChronic fatigue
dc.subject.keywordsChronic fatigue syndrome
dc.subject.keywordsMultiple chemical sensitivities
dc.subject.keywordsGay of colour
dc.subject.keywordsRacialization
dc.subject.keywordsRace
dc.subject.keywordsGender
dc.subject.keywordsTrans health
dc.subject.keywordsQueer health
dc.subject.keywordsInstitutional gaslighting
dc.subject.keywordsGaslighting
dc.subject.keywordsAnti-capitalism
dc.subject.keywordsRacism
dc.subject.keywordsHealthcare
dc.subject.keywordsHealth care
dc.subject.keywordsCanadian health
dc.subject.keywordsHealth in Canada
dc.subject.keywordsMadness
dc.subject.keywordsTwo spirit
dc.subject.keywordsIndigenous health
dc.subject.keywordsMinority stress
dc.subject.keywordsSocial determinants of health


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