Crip is hip - En intervjustudie om funktionsvarierades aktivism och motståndsstrategier i Göteborg
During the last two years Gothenburg has become a central point in Sweden for activists in the area of disability. The essay explores which strategies that activist uses in purpose to pay attention to and criticize the Normate. By doing so, five crip activists have been interviewed about their experiences and feelings about how they manage to stand up against different types of power relations. The activists describe how they develop different strategies to change their identity positions and take control over themselves. The essay intends to contribute with a crip theoretic view in combination with material feminisms and resistance theory. The conclusions of the essay shows that the normate is incorporated in both social and material matter and how the activist’s uses the strategy Critical Disability to negotiate their identity position. It also concludes that the society is structured by the expectations of the category abel-bodieness. Meaning of language and its contribute to the activists resistance strategies are also central in the essay.