Title

Forum Introduction: Writing the Global Family: International Perspectives on Disability Studies and Family Narratives

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

"We live in the Golden Age of the memoir. Everyone has a story to tell, and a growing number are finding their way to publication. The disability memoir has certainly been a part of this growth. It is refreshing to note how many of these recent narrative accounts of living with a disability have been written from what might be broadly termed a "disability studies perspective" taking on a more critical, socio-cultural orientation than the traditional 'inspiration in the face of personal tragedy' motif."

Comments

This article was originally published in Review of Disability Studies, volume 9, issue 2/3, in 2013.

Copyright

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies